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Headhunt Revisited: With Brush, Canvas and Camera

Direc­tor: Michele West­mor­land

Launched in the spring of 2017

Head­hunt Revis­it­edWith Brush, Can­vas and Cam­era is a doc­u­men­tary film about Car­o­line Mytinger and the pow­er of art to span oceans and decades. In 1926, Car­o­line Mytinger set out on a four-year adven­ture to the “Land of Head­hunters” in the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea to paint Melanesia’s inhab­i­tants. Eighty years lat­er, her work inspires Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­ph­er Michele West­mor­land to retrace Caroline’s jour­ney and Papua New Guinean painter Jef­fry Feeger to inter­pret con­tem­po­rary coun­ter­parts of Caroline’s paint­ings. Head­hunt Revis­it­ed con­nects these artists in a sto­ry that is per­son­al and uni­ver­sal, illus­trat­ing how art tran­scends time, genre and geog­ra­phy, con­tin­u­ing to inspire new gen­er­a­tions of artists and non-artists alike about the impor­tance of doc­u­ment­ing cul­ture and tra­di­tion.

Released in 2017

80 min­utes

Explor­ers and Adven­tures


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