Closing Program: Let Each One Go Where He May
Date: Saturday, April 30, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Johns Hopkins University, TBA
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Let Each One Go Where He May
2009, 16mm, 135 minutes, United States
Let Each One Go Where He May is the debut feature of Chicago-based artist Ben Russell. A portrait of two Saramaccaner Maroon brothers, the film captures their journey from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname across different rural landscapes, as they trace the route their ancestors had undertaken 300 years earlier as slaves, escaping their Dutch masters. Employing a carefully choreographed formal visual language (masterfully comprised of 13 ten-minute-long single shots), the work questions our understanding of the historical, political, and personal meanings of this trajectory, while implicitly addressing issues of ethnographic, documentary, and (self-)representation.