CULTURAL AUTOPSY 6
Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt
First encounters of the odd variety.
LARRY KING LIVE / CNN (USA 1994, VIDEO, 21:00 MIN)
Larry King interviews. ‘Terry Matthews’, a woman who has been abducted and examined by aliens. Various specialists discuss the possibility of extraterrestrial civilizations doing research on planet Earth.
DENNIS O’ROURKE (AUSTRALIA 1988, 35 MM, 70:00 MIN)
Dennis O’Rourke accompanies a group of western tourists (from Italy, Germany and USA) on an anthropological journey into the depths of the Papua New Guinea jungle in a quest to find a tribe of cannibals. O’Rourke’s camera observes amusing encounters between the ‘civilized’ Westerners and the ‘primitive’ natives. This cynical examination of the differences and the surprising similarities that emerge when the two cultures come together raises the obvious question: which of the two is the cultural oddity?