Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives
Truth and Objectivity Film Laboratory 05
Thursday, 6 November at 6:00pm
By Adele Horne, 2006, English subtitles, 70 min
Global Recordings Network (GRN), founded in Los Angeles in 1939, has produced audio versions of Bible stories in over 5,500 languages, and aims to record in every language on earth. They distribute the recordings, along with ultra-low-tech hand-wind players, in isolated regions and among displaced migrant workers. The Bible stories played by the missionaries are sometimes the first encounter community members have had with recorded sound, and, even more frequently, the first time they have heard their own language recorded. GRN calls their target audience "the tailenders" because they are the last to be reached by worldwide evangelism. Filmed in the Solomon Islands, Mexico, India and the United States, The Tailenders focuses on the intersection of missionary activity and global capitalism and raises questions about how meaning, carried by the simple sound of a human voice, changes as it crosses language and culture. http://www.pbs.org/pov/tailenders/
Free admission !
Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Seats available from 5:30pm
Location: OSA Archivum at Central European University, 1051 Budapest, Arany János utca. 32.
'Truth and Objectivity Film Laboratory 2 October - 20 November 2014' is a unique film series to explore documentaries
associated with historical truthfulness and objectivity. It's related to the CEU course called,
Historiography: Themes in Its History and Approaches to Its Theory.
Programmers: Ioana Macrea-Toma, István Rév and Zsuzsanna Zádori.
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The last screening:
Thursday, 20 November at 6:00pm