I don't believe in culture ... I believe in encounters. -- Gilles Deleuze

Meat Meet 24: How Tasty was my Little Frenchman

Sunday August 15th 8 pm

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How Tasty was my Little Frenchman (1971)
Film Screening (Note Time Change!)

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman is a cinematic tour de force in which The Savage Mind meets The Anarchist Cookbook.  Not really, but it is in fact one of the most extraordinary films ever made.” -Max Cafard

Nelson Pereira Dos Santos’ masterful, ironic critique of colonialist discourse, past and present, draws from multiple historical sources – especially German explorer Hans Staden’s 1557 memoir – to tell the story of a French soldier’s experience as a captive of the cannibalistic Tupinambá tribe. Initiated into the tribe, the soldier looks for ways to exploit the tribe’s resources even as they prepare him to be the main course in a ritual feast.