Screening on Sunday, 10/20, at 1:30 pm.
Ilja Kok and Willem Timmers
2011 | 25 minutes | Netherlands, Ethiopia
U.S. Premiere | Director in Attendance
The women of the Mursi tribe of southern Ethiopia wear lip plates and vibrant jewelry, a custom that has spawned a lively tourist trade as Western visitors pay to take photographs—the more embellished the adornment, the higher the price. This humorous and sometimes uncomfortable film follows a tour group visit to the Mursi, raising profound questions about authenticity and the motivations and economics of “cultural tourism.”
Co-presented by Anthology Film Archives
Plays with "Cannibal Tours"
Part of the Dennis O’Rourke Tribute
October 18, 2014 - October 20, 2014
The Margaret Mead Film Festival invites you to spend a whole afternoon in the park… without leaving the Museum.