Schlagwort-Archive: Verena Paravel

Caniba – (In)human desire in Close Up

Cannibalism has always been a horror story in the sense that it provokes both disgust and fascination. In colonial history and legends from the greek to the slavic it has served to separate the human from the inhuman, the civilized from the primitive. And at this point ‚Caniba‘ starts, a documentary by Verena Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, who work as both anthropologists and filmmakers. It puts the viewer uncomfortably close to the questions: What can we know about cannibalistic desire? What do cannibals dream of at night?

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