Night Cries

I want to thank Tim Stevens for his comment on my last post, alerting me to UbuWeb, which I didn’t know about. Their collection has many excellent experimental films and documentaries which anthropologists would be interested in. I wanted to highlight one, in particular, which I often use in my courses: Tracey Moffatt’s Night Cries:

A short experimental film shot totally in a studio, it is about the relationship between an Aboriginal daughter and her white mother. The daughter, now the sole carer of her dying mother, dreams of far away places.

I’ve already found many other treasures on this site, and I feel I’ve barely begun to scratch the surface.