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Mytinger’s art to span oceans and decades. The film retraces Caroline’s
improbable journey to Melanesia in the 1920’s, then known as the land of
headhunters, to paint portraits of the native islanders. 80 years later
her paintings have inspired two contemporary artists. American
photographer Michele Westmorland and Papua New Guinean painter Jeffry
Feeger, who motivated by Caroline’s art, have created their own modern
interpretations of Melanesians. HEADHUNT REVISITED illustrates with
paintings, photography and filmmaking, that all forms of art are
instrumental in communicating stories of culture and tradition.
Kimberlee Bassford, Producer
influence was having on indigenous peoples and wanted to capture
changing cultural traditions before they vanished forever. This led
Caroline to Melanesia, where there are over 800 unique cultures.
Caroline wanted to paint portraits of her subjects depicting the pride
and dignity they deserved. As a photographer, I wanted to take photos
showing that same sense of pride – to tell the story of change in
Melanesia – to open eyes and minds to a place only a small population of
the world even knows about.
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