The Wet Season

  • 47'
  • USA
  • 2008
The Wet Season is an experimental ethnography recorded in the jungle village of Bendekondre, Suriname at the start of 2007. Composed of community-generated performances, re-enactments and extemporaneous recordings, this film functions doubly as an examination of a rapidly changing culture in the present and as a historical document for the future. Whether the resultant record is directed towards its subjects, its temporary residents (film makers), or its Western viewers is a question proposed via the combination of long takes, materialist approaches, selective subtitling, and a focus on various forms of cultural labour. (BR)

Directors
Ben Russell, Brigid McCaffrey
Countries of production
USA, Suriname
Year
2008
Festival Edition
IFFR 2009
Length
47'
Medium
16mm
Original title
Tjúba tén
Language
English
Producer
Ben Russell
Sales
Ben Russell
Cinematography
Brigid McCaffrey, Ben Russell
Editor
Brigid McCaffrey, Ben Russell
Sound Design
Brigid McCaffrey, Ben Russell
Website
http://www.dimeshow.com