Colonial Imaging: Mother Dao the Turtlelike
introduced by Tom Gunning
Thursday, November 20, 1997 - 7:00pm
Susan Sontag has praised Mother Dao (Vincent Monnikendam, Netherlands, 1995, 90 minutes) as a masterpiece of the found-footage genre. "Who would have thought that out of anonymous documentary footage from Indonesia in the first decades of this century, taken by the Dutch authorities, a contemporary Dutch filmmaker could make a film that is both a searing reflection on the ravages of colonialism and a noble work of art."