Letter to the Dead

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© Iteanu / Kapon
62 minutes / Colour / 2002
Directed by
Andre Iteanu Eytan Kapon

Anthropologist Eytan Kapon

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