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This expertly restored black-and-white work is a thing of wonder.
This astonishing documentary, so beautiful, so horrifying, was filmed in the late 1950s, when an old way of life had not yet ended.
Like the late famed anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss, the movie wants to find a culture and explain it to the world. Araya finds a degree of romance in that discovery, and is weaker for it.
Margot Benacerraf's starkly beautiful 1959 documentary Araya is the rare film whose austere stylistic impersonality is a key aspect of its elemental power.
It cares so passionately about its subjects that you will as well.
Are you one of those moviegoers who likes discovering forgotten gems? Have I got a jewel for you.
A stunning, strangely liminal movie in form and content.
Araya is a tone poem, a poetic portrait of an ancient existence in the modern world, with narration (scripted with Pierre Seghers) to match...
Not a documentary in the traditional sense ... this stark black and white film has the feel of an avant-garde science-fiction opus.
steadily unfolds and immerses the viewer seamlessly into the daily rhythms of the people
A Robert Flaherty type of film.
Be grateful that Araya is here, in an exquisitely restored print, with images of struggling Venezuelan peasants as luminous as the Mexican photographs of Edward Weston.
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