Using found footage with selected images and text from The Marshall Collection at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, A New England Document by Che Applewaithe reconstructs the impulse of two ethnographers’ photographic encounters in the Kalahari Desert, Namibia, from the reparative perspective of its formerly silenced stories. The filmmaker, a Black international Harvard undergraduate, and their daughter, New-York-Times-bestselling writer Elizabeth Marshall Thomas, give voice in fragmentary counterpoint upon the haunting sounds of archival ghosts: of future possibility arising from once known pasts.
Film Language: English
Cast and credit list:
CONCEPT | SCRIPT | CINEMATOGRAPHY | SECONDARY PHOTOGRAPHY | IMAGE EDIT | SOUND MIX | COLOR CORRECTION | VOICEOVER:
Che Roberto Applewhaite (Trinidad & Tobago | United Kingdom).
Elizabeth Marshall Thomas (United States of America).
Pavel Lebedev (Russia).