Expedition Content

Showings

Grand Illusion Cinema Fri, Jan 20 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sat, Jan 21 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jan 22 4:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Sun, Jan 22 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Mon, Jan 23 7:00 PM
Grand Illusion Cinema Wed, Jan 25 7:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2020
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:USA
Original Langauge:Dutch
English
Format:DCP
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ernst Karel
Veronika Kusumaryati

Description

An immersive marvel of sonic ethnography, EXPEDITION CONTENT draws on audio recordings made by recent college graduate and Standard Oil heir Michael Rockefeller as part of the 1961 Harvard-Peabody Expedition to Netherlands New Guinea that set up tents among the indigenous Hubula (also known as Dani) people.

In their nearly imageless film, Karel and Kusumaryati document the strange encounter between the expedition and the Hubula people. The work explores and upends the power dynamics between anthropologist and subject, between image and sound, and turns the whole ethnographic project on its head. Named one of the ten best movies of 2022 by The New York Times.