Tristes Tarzan

Doug Ischar

2013 | 00:20:55 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Death and Dying, Post-colonialism

This film uses historical movie materials ('Son of Tarzan' films from 1920 and 1950) together with materials from a vast number of sources to produce a densely lyrical, tersely compacted meditation on brutality, martyrdom, Colonialism, and loss. The soundtrack - as involved and compelling as the visuals - is equally eclectic in derivation and serves to underscore both the intellectual and emotional charge of the film.

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2013 Chicago Film Makers
Chicago, IL

Exhibitions + Festivals

Whitney Biennial, 2014

Vtape, Toronto, Canada - 2013