Elsewhere Part I
Elsewhere • 1h 57m
Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2010 • 117 minutes
From Nikolaus Geyrhalter, the director of OUR DAILY BREAD, comes this IDFA Special Jury Award-winning documentary, an epic journey to twelve remote and rarely glimpsed locales and communities around the world. Geyerhalter films expansive vistas of desert, snow, jungle, ice, and rainforest, travels with a scooter-riding Finnish reindeer herdsman, visits the home of a Namibian couple with relationship problems, ventures out to sea with a Sardinian fisherman. In observational and striking visual portraits, impressions of modernization's influence on traditional societies emerge. An homage to humanity, ELSEWHERE is a nuanced portrait of life - fragile and resilient - at the start of the 21st century. "The result of a colossal endeavor, [ELSEWHERE] combine(s) a poetic sensibility and political intent." —New York Times The episodes in Part I are - January – Ayr/Niger A caravan of approximately 200 camels makes its way through the sandy plain at the foot of the Ayr mountain ranges. Abardagh and Boula, Tuareg people, have been leading animals the entire length of the caravan route and are happy to be back in Assode, where the families and friends welcome them. Ceremonies of welcome take a long time. The people of the village are eager to listen to the stories of their journey. What presents have they brought with them? Whom did they meet on their voyage? February – Sápmi/Finland Hansa is one of the few Sami who is still able to live on reindeer herding. It is a lonely life that he has become used to over the years. He drives his snowmobile on the snow-covered slopes of the hilly region where his herd is staying during the cold winter months. Following the trail of his reindeer is a task demanding a lot of patience. But on the other hand it leaves him time to set his traps...
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Elsewhere Part II
Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter • Documentary • 2010 • 129 minutes
An homage to humanity, ELSEWHERE is a nuanced portrait of life - fragile and resilient - at the start of the 21st century. The episodes in Part II are - July – Ladakh/India It is Tsewang Dolma’s turn to cook lunch today. She is s...