Skin has Eyes and Ears - Audio-visual Ethnography in a Sepik Society

Daniela Vávrová
1 hour and 23 minutes


‘Skin has Eyes and Ears’ is a saying of the Ambonwari people living in the Karawari region of East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. It tells how a person perceives and communicates with the external world through seeing and hearing. The film is an exploration into sensory experience of place and time among the Ambonwari during one-year fieldwork in 2011. It explores the limits of sensory mediation through the screen while in the same time it plays with the infinite options of stimulation and interconnectedness of the senses possible only through the film experience.

The film is the audio-visual part of Daniela Vávrová's PhD thesis bearing the same title.

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