RIVERS OF SAND Production: UK, 1974 Director: Robert Gardner Category: Ethno-Documentary An ethnographic investigation of the enigmatic Hamar tribes of Ethiopia, focusing in on the oppression of women within the tribal system, and skirting “mondo” territory with some of its depictions of bloody rituals of life and death. Gardner looks on objectively, Continue Reading


POUR LA SUITE DU MONDE (“For The World To Come”) Production: Canada, 1962 Director: Pierre Perrault & Michel Brault Category: Ethno-Documentary A quasi-mystical ethno-documentary produced by the National Film Board of Canada, pioneers in the form of cinema verité known as “Candid-Eye”. This unscripted and unrehearsed (but not completely spontaneous) film shows the Continue Reading