A New England Document

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Using found footage with selected images and text from The Marshall Collection at Harvard University's Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, A New England Document reconstructs the genocidal impulses of two ethnographers' photographic encounters in the Kalahari Desert, Namibia, from the perspective of its suppressed stories. The filmmaker and their daughter, New-York-Times-bestselling writer Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, give voice in fragmentary counterpoint upon sounds of archival ghosts. The film asks, after an Indigenous boy named /Gaishay, what would he have said about the Marshalls if he could have studied them too?

Best Emerging Artist Jury Award, Mimesis Documentary Festival at CU Boulder.

Selected Screenings:
Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020, New York African Film Festival, Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival, Prismatic Ground Experimental Documentary Festival, Unexpected Lessons Conference at Akademie der Kunst, Third Horizon Film Festival.


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