Letter to the Dead

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2002 / 62 minutes

Directed by
Andre Iteanu Eytan Kapon
Anthropologist
Country of production
France

The film is about the encounter between tradition and modernity. 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. They send a last letter to their dead who have abandoned them and who may have emigrated to a rich country from which the film-makers come.

Language and subtitles
Original Version with English Subtitles
Region
Melanesia
Country
Papua New Guinea
Keywords
Social Change Art / Artists / Artisans Death