Films A-Z

Framing the Other

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