A Long Way Home

Tanisha Jowsey*

*Corresponding author for this work

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What’s hot in anthropological multimedia spaces right now? In this issue, we take a look at Luc Schaedler’s 2018 documentary film A Long Way Home (https://store.der.org/a-long-way-home-p1031.aspx).

To say this film is (still) hot would be somewhat of an understatement. It has been seen in all the right spaces and the critics are impressed:

EPOS Intl. Art Filmfestival, Israel, 2020

Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels, France, 2019

Innsbruck International Film Festival, Austria, 2019

Nomination Prix de Soleure, Nomination für Swiss Film Award, Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland, 2018

42e Festival des films du monde Montréal, Canada, 2018

Dharamshala International Film Festival, India, 2018

A Long Way Home concerns itself with the arts and political counterculture in China. We, the audience, trace recent Chinese history through the lives of five significant counterculture artists in China: the visual artists the Gao Brothers (Zhen and Qiang), the choreographer and dancer Wen Hui, the animation artist Pi San and the poet Ye Fu. The film offers teachers of anthropology rich fodder for grappling with the complexities of Chinese culture.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-202
Number of pages2
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Anthropology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


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