Ikland (2012)




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The Ik were described as sadists who starved their own children and crapped in front of each others' homes for fun. They were reviled as the worst and most depraved beings on Earth, and it was recommended that their culture be destroyed for its own good. No one has dared to film them in the 40 years since they were first studied. Ikland recounts a quest to re-connect with a lost corner of humanity. For producer Cevin Soling, they represented the last outpost of imagination in a world devoid of myth. Soling and his crew risked their lives by traveling through war-ravaged northern Uganda to reach them. Their experience was alien and surreal in ways only Jonathan Swift might have imagined... -- (C) Official Site
Comedy , Documentary , Special Interest
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Cevin D. Soling
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Cevin D. Soling
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All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

Cevin Soling and David Hilbert's offbeat meditation on human nature and academic hubris.

June 14, 2012
New York Times
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Soling and co-director David Hilbert divide their screen into multiple visual quadrants, an aesthetic strategy that soon becomes a wearisome affectation ...

Full Review… | June 12, 2012
Village Voice
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A remarkable work of indie craftsmanship. The forgotten people who point the way to the forgotten side of the Western world.

Full Review… | July 2, 2012
Monsters and Critics

A work of enormous humanity and a reminder that anthropology textbooks are often more a study of the author's savagery than those under his microscope.

Full Review… | June 22, 2012

A redemptive documentary which sets the record straight about a much-maligned African tribe.

Full Review… | June 11, 2012

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