Zachary Stuart and Kelly Thomson | USA, Papua New Guinea, Australia, Great Britain 2011 | 75 Min. | OmeU
In 1915 Bronislaw Malinowski set out to document the ‘exotic’ practices of a small group of islanders of the coast of New Guinea. With extensive data on sex, magic and spirits of the dead, his work would set the stage for anthropologists for decades and bring him fame as one of the founding fathers of anthropology. Almost one hundred years later, his great-grandson returns to New Guinea and looks at the very controversial legacy he left behind within Anthropology, within his own family and among the descendants of the people he studied.