LET US PERSEVERE IN WHAT WE HAVE RESOLVED BEFORE WE FORGET
PERSÉVÉRONS DANS NOS RÉSOLUTIONS AVANT D'OUBLIER

by Ben RUSSELL
2013 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 20' 00




"We are happy. (Silence.) What do we do now, now that we are happy?" Samuel Beckett, "Waiting for Godot" "John Frum prophesied the occurrence of a cataclysm in which Tanna would become flat, the volcanic mountains would fall and fill the river-beds to form fertile plains, and Tanna would be joined to the neighbouring islands of Eromanga and Aneityum to form a new island. Then John Frum would reveal himself, bringing in a reign of bliss, the natives would get back their youth and there would be no sickness; there would be no need to care for gardens, trees or pigs. The Whites would go; John Frum would set up schools to replace mission schools, and would pay chiefs and teachers." Peter Worsley, "The Trumpet Shall Sound: a study of cargo cults in Melanesia"

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original language English
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distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 25 fps
sound sound
original language English
translation English (Embedded subtitles)
rental fee 85,00 €