Voices of the Rainforest


Oct 21, 2019, 6:00 pm


Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, 32 Quincy Street
Bird image from Voices of the Forest film

Film Screening (90 min.) and Discussion

Steven Feld, Director and Producer

Voices of the Rainforest is an experiential documentary about the ecological and aesthetic coevolution of Papua New Guinea’s Bosavi rainforest region and its inhabitants. The film immerses viewers in the rainforest, making myriad connections between the everyday sounds of the rainforest biosphere and the creative practices of the Bosavi people who sing to, with, and about it. Following the screening, Steven Feld will discuss the film with Amahl Bishara, an associate professor of anthropology at Tufts University.

Free admission, but seating is limited. Tickets will be distributed beginning at 5:30 pm at the Broadway entrance. One ticket per person. Visit harvardartmuseums.org for parking and event details.

Co-sponsored by the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, Documentary Educational Resources, the Film Study Center and Critical Media Practice at Harvard University, the Sensory Ethnography Lab, and the Harvard Art Museums.

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