Wednesday, March 12th, 7:30pm
Sponsored by the New York Amsterdam News
Cevin Soling and David Hilbert, 2012, 88 min
The Ik were described as sadists who starved their own children and relieved themselves in front of each others’ homes for fun. They were reviled as the worst and most depraved beings on earth, and it was recommended that their culture be destroyed for its own good. No one has dared to film them in the 40 years since they were first studied. Ikland recounts a quest to re-connect with a lost corner of humanity. For producer Cevin Soling, they represented the last outpost of imagination in a world devoid of myth. Soling and his crew risked their lives, by traveling through war-ravaged northern Uganda to reach them. Their experience was alien and surreal in ways only Jonathan Swift might have imagined.
Q&A with directors Cevin Soling, and David Hilbert to follow the film.