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Film Screening: Voices of the Rain Forest

Monday, September 30, 2019
7:00 pm
University College (UC)
Room: 1401

Film presented by Steven Feld, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology and Music, University of New Mexico, and Senior Scholar, School for Advanced Research.

About this event: Voices of the Rainforest, Steven Feld’s documentary sound art composition of a day in the life of the Bosavi rainforest and its inhabitants, was originally a 1991 Rykodisc CD. For the project’s 25th anniversary, the piece was recomposed in 7.1 cinema surround sound, in collaboration with Skywalker Sound editor Dennis Leonard. With the support of producer Mickey Hart and the School for Advanced Research, a film has now been built around the soundtrack, drawing both from 1976-1999 photographs, and cinematography and forest drone imaging from recent returns to Bosavi with filmmaker Jeremiah Ra Richards. The result is a 70 minute immersive eco-rockumentary, a cinematic concert for the ears, to be followed in 2020 by a companion documentary about the politics of development and sustainability in the Bosavi rainforest region.

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Part of the FIMS Making Matters Speakers Series.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology.

Faculty of Information and Media Studies
FIMS Communications

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