Let each one go where he may

Film 16 mm
135 min
2009 (Remaster 2023)

Sur ce projet :

Réalisation : Ben Russell
Production : Ben Russell
Écriture : Ben Russell
Image : Chris Fawcett, Ben Russell
Son : Brigid McCaffrey
Montage : Ben Russell

Synopsis :

Let Each One Go Where He May (USA) is the stunning feature debut of celebrated Chicago-based filmmaker Ben Russell. Having its world premiere in Toronto, the film traces the extensive journey of two unidentified brothers who venture from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname, on land and through rapids, past a Maroon village on the Upper Suriname River, tracing the voyage undertaken by their ancestors, who escaped from slavery at the hands of the Dutch 300 years prior. Shot almost entirely with a 16mm Steadicam rig in thirteen extended tracking shots, this cartographic portrayal of contemporary Saramaccan culture is a rigorous and exquisite work that partakes in and dismantles traditional ethnography, inviting anachronism and myth-making to participate in the film’s daring conflation of history. – Andréa Picard, TIFF