Letter To The Dead

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Must we really forget our ancestors in order to become modern?”

In a small village of Papua New Guinea, three exceptional men rival with each other, in the field of rituals and artistic creation, in order to win over their neighbours to their own philosophical view of the future. The stakes are high, and the question is in fact identical to that agitating our own societies: how to defend one’s identity while assimilating globalisation?

Through this film, they send a last letter to their dead, who have abandoned them, and who may now very well have emigrated in the rich country from which the white filmmakers come…

Region of Filming

Region of Origin

Year of Release

2002

Duration

62 minutes

Format

Betacam, Color

Director

Eytan Kapon

Eytan Kapon is a director of photography, and a director of documentary films. He has directed a number of documentary films.