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CULTURAL AUTOPSY 9

TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE

29 October 2004
12:00 — 14:00


Location: Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt
Hall 1

Two journeys through time. Recollections of memorable encounters between customs and traditions that differ greatly.

Un Chien Délicieux
KEN FEINGOLD (USA 1991, VIDEO, 19:00 MIN)
An ironic questioning of the notion of truth and objectivity in the visual-anthropological tradition and a conscious blurring of the boundaries between documentary and fiction. A Burmese man tells about his meeting with Andre Breton and the dog he cooked for him.

First Contact
BOB CONNOLLY & ROBIN ANDERSON (AUSTRALIA 1983, 16 MM, 58:00 MIN)
Australian  filmmakers Bob Connolly and Robin Anderson travel to the isolated mountain valleys of Papua New Guinea to offer Highland aborigines a glimpse of their tribal ancestors. The filmmakers bring back-and-white footage taken in the valleys 50 years earlier by the Leahy brothers, white prospectors who exploited the land and its people. The aborigines are amazed by the images they see on screen: “We’ll keep this picture for every generation to see.” says a grateful tribesman, “so they can say that’s us.”


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