THE SKY ABOVE, THE MUD BELOW (Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau, 1961)

Documenting a seven-month expedition by Europeans, accompanied by guides and Muyu porters, through jungle, river and across dauntingly high mountains in Dutch New Guinea beginning in September 1959, Le ciel et la boue is a French film that won the 1961 Oscar for best documentary feature. In the best possible version it comes equipped with […]