Tropical Uncanny Film Series: “Gone Native”
Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies Film Series “Gone Native”Friday, August 22, 2014 @ 1 pm
Day Two (Día dos) (Dante Cerano, Mexico, 2004, 23 min. In P'urhepecha with Spanish and English subtitles)
The Laughing Alligator (Juan Downey, U.S./Chile, 1979, 27 min., b&w and color, sound. In English )
Sip’Ohi, Manduré’s Place (Sip’Ohi, El lugar del manduré) (Sebastián Lingardi, Argentina, 63 min. 2011. In Wichí with English subtitles)
Three works made by a heterogeneous group of artists showcase the limitations and pitfalls of ethnographic cinema. Director Dante Cerano’s Day Two is an ironic portrait of the second day of a P'urhepecha wedding ceremony, while Juan Downey challenges the anthropological gaze of the Yanomami in his irreverent The Laughing Alligator. Finally, Sebastián Lingardi’s Sip’Ohi, Manduré’s Place follows an indigenous man returning to his hometown to hear and collect stories of wichí culture, transmitted orally from generation to generation.
Screened as part of the film series Tropical Uncanny: Latin American Tropes and Mythologies and presented in conjunction with Under the Same Sun: Art from Latin America Today.
Sip’Ohi, Manduré’s Place (Sip’Ohi, El lugar del manduré)