Skip to main content

Homage to the Yaghans

France, 1990 (MIFF 1991, Science Film Fest)

Director: Anne Chapman

Only a handful of the Yaghan people are now alive, the last of the Indians who inhabited the southern tip of South America. These brave sea-faring people could survive the hardships of a cold and hostile environment, but not the coming of the Europeans. Even the supposedly enlightened figure of Charles Darwin referred to them as "miserable and degraded savages". There are parallels between the fate of the Yaghans and the Aborigines which are all too obvious. This poignant tribute features the striking mountain and coastal scenery of Tierra del Fuego, once the home of the Yaghans.

See also...

ECLIPSE OF THE MAN MADE SUN

When did we stop worrying and learn to live with the Bomb? Eclipse explores how we were persuaded to believe that the bomb was not the destroyer, but our protector. Nuclear energy too, we were ... More »

And Then There Was Voyager

In any future book on the history of space exploration this century, the Voyager mission will undoubtedly form the main chapter. The launch of Voyager in 1977 was the highpoint of the US space ... More »

Mirrors of Time

Why has the notion of time become so central to our lives? How did the days of the week and the months of the year get their names? Mirrors of Time takes a light-hearted look at these questions ... More »

Final Payment

A farmhouse in New South Wales and a man and woman lie dead from gunshot wounds. Forensic scientists begin to reconstruct the crime, but somehow the clues don't add up. The time of death becomes ... More »

Only Stock Options Are Going Up These Days

Directors Note: "A man and a woman try to make love inspired by a French condom. An old man tries to make a "carts castle: inspite of universal gravitation. Nobody succeeds in doing it. In fact, only ... More »

Lardux

The continuing misadventures of Lardux. Wacky absurdism in stop-frame style. ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director