BIFF 2020
International documentary

Ghostland

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Ghostland
Tyskland/ 2016/ 1 t. 26 min.
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Simon Stadler
WRITER:
Simon Stadler, Catenia Lermer
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Simon Stadler
PRODUCER:
Simon Stadler
2016: The discovery of Europe

Funny and charming GHOSTLAND starts out chronicling the life of the Ju/'Hoansi people of Namibia, who saw their traditional way of life stamped out when the authorities outlawed hunting in 1990. Struggling to find their place in a modern world in which fixed housing is a prerequisite for fitting in, the film sees them journey outside their natural habitat before flying to Europe. Thus, what starts as a documentary about a nomadic culture forced to forsake its ancient traditions transforms into an insightful outsider perspective on our own society.

 

Simon Stadler

Simon Stadler (Germany, 1969) GHOSTLAND is his first feature length documentary.

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