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Synopsis

ELSEWHERE, 2001, 240 min. Dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter. An unprecedented experience and a magnificent display of the visual and aural power of one of the era’s most interesting and incisive non-fiction filmmakers, Nikolaus Geyrhalter’s unbelievably ambitious work is constructed in twelve, twenty-minute sections located in twelve of the world’s most remote regions—each filmed under sometimes ultra-extreme conditions during each month of 2000. Geyrhalter, best known in the U.S. for OUR DAILY BREAD, appears to observe at an optically dispassionate distance, but underlying this landmark film is exquisitely subtle compassion for tribal peoples (stretching from Nigeria to Lapland, Sardinia to Greenland, Micronesia to British Columbia) who live with one foot in ancient cultural traditions and another in our new century.