Roots, Thorns

Rental Format(s): 16mm film

Filmed on a return visit to the Asháninka in the tropical forest of eastern Peru. Moving in close to people who still live with the land, cook over fires and raise their children in the forest. Earth,
river, animals, weather. Forces of turmoil and of nature. Forces that surround the senses at all times.

"The Peru films do not just give us the familiar thrill of a look at a (strange) way of life; rather... something quite amazing takes place: a kind of re-scaling of perception, so that the other space of the Asháninka, while retaining its everydayness and relative indiscernibility, can for a moment be experienced on its own terms."
- Ackbar Abbas, UC-Irvine

"Mysterious, allusive, and yet also concrete, this is a work of poetry as much as of fact, opening up a new terrain for the documentary, a space of complex reflection where myth and current events flow into one another."
- Dick Blau, Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Xenon-balanced print available upon request

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16mm film $85.00  

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