Bodyspeak

New Zealand, 1983

Film
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Bodyspeak juxtaposes elaborate dances from different cultures, each carrying its ritual significance in the highly disciplined gestures and movements of the performers. Notions of sexual/cultural difference and prejudice are examined through techniques of cultural collision and juxtaposition. No commentary - music only.

Credits

production company

New Zealand Film Commission

Duration

00:11:00:00

Production places
New Zealand
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

016933

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Culture

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Intercultural communication

Crafts & Visual Arts → Culture

Crafts & Visual Arts → Performance art

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Ethnology

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Intercultural communication

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Prejudices

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Sexual ethics

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Prejudices

Music & Performing Arts → Culture

Music & Performing Arts → Dancers

Music & Performing Arts → Dancing

Music & Performing Arts → Performing arts

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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