He Who Eats Children, Ben Russell, 26’, US, 2016, psychedelic ethnographic film
Director, Editor, Sound, Producer: Ben Russell Additional Sound Recording: Benjen Pansa
He Who Eats Children is a speculative portrait of a Dutchman living in the Surinamese jungle, fixing canoe motors, who is accused of eating the locals' children.
Greetings to the Ancestors, Ben Russell, 29', ZA, SZ, UK, US, 2015, psychedelic ethnographic film
Director, Editor, Sound, Producer: Ben Russell Additional Sound Recording: Fern Silva
Set between Swaziland and South Africa, in a region still struggling with the divisions produced by an apartheid government, Greetings to the Ancestors documents the dream lives of the territory’s inhabitants as the borders of consciousness dissolve and expand. Equal parts documentary, ethnography and dream cinema, herein is a world whose borders are constantly dematerialising.