292 Enet Yapai - an Ambonwari Girl

Enet Yapai - an Ambonwari Girl (292)

16:00, Thursday 02nd July, Theatre B

  • Director: Daniela Vavrova (SLO)
  • Year: 2008
  • Run time: 25'
  • Format: HD Video, PAL

Enet Yapai was six years old when I met her for the first time in 2005. Two years later I returned to Ambonwari village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Between November 2007 and April 2008 I followed Enet and her mother Alexia on their way to process sago, catch fish, or collect grass for baskets and mats. Enet “entered” the camera in a way which we both found amusing and rewarding. The film is an experiment of a subtle and non-predictable interaction between Enet Yapai, video camera, and me.

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