THIS MONTH at the SALON: Jan '09



40 min.

presented by director Ben Hernstrom

Drawing inspiration from Chris Marker, Werner Herzog and Alexander Sokurov, Ben Hernstrom's Vazaha is a mix of travelogue, socio-political critique and personal examination. Shot over 16 days while driving across Madagascar, the film provides a broad look at the varied landscapes, villages and cities that make up the diverse island nation, all lensed through Hernstrom's typically unnerving perspective. Eschewing traditional voice over (mostly), the film instead uses aural collages from ambient audio, music and found sound, creating something more akin to a video installation than a documentary.

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