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     SECRETS OF THE TRIBE
Brazil, 2009, 110 mins, Color (Sexual Content, Adult Content, Nudity)

MIDWEST PREMIERE

Director: José Padilha 
Executive Producers: Nick Fraser, Dan Cogan, Sheila Nevin, Diana Barrett, Abigail Disney, Jim Swartz, Susan Swartz, Sarah Johnson Redlich, Emily Pottruck, David Pottruck, Julia Parker Benello, Juliette Timsit, Caroleen Feeney 
Producers: Mike Chamberlain, Carol Nahra, Marcus Prado 
Supervising Producer: Sara Bernstein 
Cinematographer: Lula Carvalho 
Editor: Felipe Lacerda 
Composer: João Nabuco


OFFICIAL SELECTION
2010 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL


The field of anthropology goes under the magnifying glass in this fiery investigation of the seminal research on Yanomami Indians. In the 1960s and ’70s, a steady stream of anthropologists filed into the Amazon Basin to observe this "virgin" society untouched by modern life. Thirty years later, the events surrounding this infiltration have become a scandalous tale of academic ethics and infighting.

The origins of violence and war and the accuracy of data gathering are hotly debated among the scholarly clan. Soon these disputes take on Heart of Darkness overtones as they descend into shadowy allegations of sexual and medical violation.

Director José Padilha brilliantly employs two provocative strategies to raise unsettling questions about the boundaries of cultural encounters. He allows professors accused of heinous activities to defend themselves, and the Yanomami to represent their side of the story. As this riveting excavation deconstructs anthropology’s colonial legacy, it challenges our society’s myths of objectivity and the very notion of “the other.”
    --Courtesy of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival
José Padilha
Jose Padilha studied business studies, politics and economics in Rio de Janeiro, followed by English literature and international politics in Oxford. After gaining experience as a producer and director of television documentaries, he made the prize wining film Bus 174 (2002).
PRECEDED BY SHORT FILM

          NOTES ON THE OTHER
Spain, 2009, 13 mins, Color

Director: Sergio Oksman


OFFICIAL SELECTION
2010 SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL


Each summer, a crowd of Ernest Hemingway doubles meet in Florida to choose their best impersonator. There was a day in 1924 when the real Hemingway also wanted to be someone else. A beautifully crafted homage to the writer and the town that made him, this is one step closer to unmasking a master.

 
Showings
06/11/10 02:00 PMVenue 3 (HS)
Saugatuck High School Auditorium
401 Elizabeth Street
 
06/13/10 11:30 AMVenue 4 (HS)
Saugatuck High School #2
401 Elizabeth Street
 


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