Filmmakers Raymonde Carasco (France, 1933-2009), Elke Marhöfer (Cuba/Germany, 1967-), Chick Strand (USA, 1931-2009) and Mark LaPore (USA, 1952-2005) work primarily - from different practices - with ethnographic and anthropological studies, field and archival work. These four programmes with ethnographic films offer a discovery and unveiling of places, people and meetings with social, political and cross-cultural differences in focus.
Camera positioning, image room design, the thermal profile (all of which are produced for and recorded by the camera), things outside the picture, sound, and political and cultural discrepancies are crucial problematics of these filmmakers' positions in the choice of representation. They deal with history and try to release from the binary opposition, I and you and us and them as something alien, an attitude also vital in the production of films.
In this series the viewer meets a barefooted Gradiva, Tarahumara indians in Mexico (Carasco), ecosystems and urban horticulture threatened by modern society's emergence (Marhöfer), a Sudanese-cleaning woman at a restaurant in Chinatown in New York, people in Sri Lanka (LaPore), five women's stories of Nazi persecution, sexual fantasies, incest and drug abuse and colonialism in Venezuela described by an older female Warao indian, a nun and the filmmaker himself (Strand).
- Gradiva Esquisse 1 (1978, France, 16 mm, 25 min)
- Tutuguri: Tarahumaras 79 (1980, Mexico, 16 mm, 23 min)
- Los Pascoleros: Tarahumara 85 (1996, Mexico, 16 mm, 27 min)
Curator: Daniel A. Swarthnas (experimental filmmaker)
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