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Authenticized
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Karel Poortman, Marijn Kraak, Reimer Van Tuinen

IMAGE

Karel Poortman

MONTAGE

Reimer Van Tuinen

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Reimout Verbeek

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Zuis Film

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Zuis Film

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
COMMENT VISIONNER CE FILM ?

Les Himbas semblent vivre dans un autre monde, hors du temps, selon leur tradition. Cependant, d'année en année, les touristes, photographes professionnels, équipes de télévision se rendent en Namibie pour rencontrer ce qui s'apparente à l'une des dernières cultures pré-modernes au monde. Les Himbas deviennent dépendants de leur propre représentation, et réclament maintenant le juste prix de toutes mises en scène.

Authenticized is a documentary on the indigenous Himba people and the ways in which they have become a generic, global icon of the last "authentic African tribe" in the world.
Seemingly lifted out of time, the Himba look like they have lived unchanged for thousands of years. Each year an increasing number of tourists, professional photographers, filmmakers and television crews travel to Namibia, in search of what seems to be one of the last truly pre-modern, primitive cultures in the world. With their exotic appearance and traditional way of life, the Himba satisfy that need - on request and at the right price.
As they become economically dependent on their own representation, the Himba now have to live up to their image, while simultaneously trying to preserve a culture in transition. In the midst of the increasing image industry that the Himba find themselves part of, Authenticized observes the many groups on every side of the lens: framing and posing, paying and performing.
Authenticized features interviews with the key performers in this chain of supply and demand, from the Himba themselves to the photographers and filmmakers that are capturing them, and from the local tour guides that have to adhere to both native and foreign interests to the minorities organisations that try to monitor and manage Himba-representation. To get closer to the experience of the Himba as being such a frequent object of photo and film shoots, some of the local youth were given a camera to record in their own way the people that were shooting them.
Thus Authenticized presents a mix of images, angles and viewpoints on the ways in which tourism, the audiovisual industry, technology and commodification transform the area and affect the lives of the Himba.

À propos du film
Distinctions
  • 2016 : Vues d'Afrique - Montréal (Canada) - Section Droits de la personne - Mention spéciale