Framing the Other

It reveals the intriguing thoughts of a Mursi woman from Southern Ethiopia and that of a Dutch tourist as they prepare themselves for meeting each other. This ultimately results in an awkward encounter that is both moving and disturbing.

Recently, the Mursi people have undergone a process of ‘touristification’, mainly because of the exotic physical appearance of the women with their large lip plates. While the tourists treat the Mursi people as curiosities to be photographed, the Mursi in turn deal with the influx of the “Other” in their own particular way.

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Written, Produced and Directed by Ilja Kok, Willem Timmers

Executive Producer Keith Bowers

Camera  Yidnekachew Shumete

Editor Tracy Pallant, Willem Timmers

Sound Design Robin Fuller

Artwork Bas van Druten


Length 25 minutes

Language English

Aspect Ratio 16:9 Widescreen

FRAMING THE OTHER is an I CAMERA YOU productions / Ethiopian Film Initiative co-production.