Onsdagsfilmen: Keep the River on Your Right

A modern Cannibal Tale: This film is the story of an aged anthropologist and artist who returns to The Amazon and Papua New Guinea to meet friends he has not seen for 40 years, after having spent intense time with them and being absent for so long.

The Amazon and Papua New Guinea are, both in terms of the lay and the anthropological scholarly discussion about them two of the most, or last, “exotic” places on the planet. Indeed, when it comes to cannibalism, even anthropological sensibilities recede. This film is the story of an aged anthropologist and artist who returns to these two places to meet friends he has not seen for 40 years, after having spent intense time with them and being absent for so long. The queer, gay, humane observations and contacts he makes enliven the ethnographic narrative. 

Read more about the film here.

Director: Laurie Gwen Shapiro, David Shapiro (2001)

Ethnographic film seminar

The screening is a cooperation between the University Library and Ethnographic film seminar / Associate Professor Theodoros Rakopoulos. This semester's theme is: Elegies: films on absence, loss and understanding.

Published Oct. 17, 2018 11:12 AM - Last modified Oct. 17, 2018 11:12 AM