The Haddon Project

BUSHMAN SPEAKS INTO A PHONOGRAPH

Rudolf Pöch
Austria 1908 | 4 Min. | Video
Q&A with: Markus Banks
Made by Rudolf Poech (Aus­tria) in the Kala­hari desert in the first decade of the cen­tu­ry, this film is remark­able as an early attempt to bring sound and image togeth­er. … read more

IN THE LAND OF THE WAR CANOES

Edward C. Curtis
USA 1914 | 33 Min. | Video
Q&A with: Markus Banks
IN THE LAND OF THE WAR CANOES is an edited ver­sion of Curtis’s fea­ture film THE LAND OF THE HEADHUNTERS, a dra­ma­tized doc­u­men­tary about the Kwak­i­utl Indi­ans of British Colum­bia … read more

KUKUKUKU

Beatrice Blackwood
Great Britain 1936-37 | 25 Min. | Video
Q&A with: Markus Banks
The 1930s was the heyday of pre-War ethno­graph­ic film pro­duc­tion, and Blackwood’s footage from New Guinea is typ­i­cal, although dis­tin­guished by a higher stan­dard of camera work. The footage (also … read more

LUMIERE SHORTS

Lumière Frères
Hungary 1895-96 | 9 Min. | Video
There are sev­er­al com­pi­la­tions of the Lumiere broth­ers’ famous first films in film archives around the world. This ver­sion comes from the film archive of the Hun­gar­i­an Film Insti­tute and … read more

TORRES STRAIT

Alfred C. Haddon
Great Britain 1898 | 4 Min. | Video
Q&A with: Markus Banks
This is the ear­li­est loca­tion-shot ethno­graph­ic film, and indeed one of the ear­li­est films ever made. The four brief scenes were shot during the anthro­pol­o­gist A.C. Haddon’s famous 1898 expe­di­tion … read more