This film looks into the power of film language and how we create knowledge about the world around us via audiovisual material. In unused newly digitized material shot in the Persian Gulf in the 1950s and 60s, a ‘cultural tension’ takes place in the very fabric of film material. The disagreement opposes the almost deaf Archaeologist P.V. Glob and the Danish Media about how to represent the past and present Arab world. While P.V. Glob was looking for traces of a common denominator for humanity in the past going across cultural differences, the media continuously strove to reaffirm the divides between Western and Arab culture.
Trailer screened at Archidoc Pitching, 18th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival, March 2016.
Arine Kirstein-Høgel (1970) holds a PhD in Film Studies and MA in Film Studies and Anthropology, and is Postdoc in visual anthropology, at Camera as Cultural Critique/Eye & Mind Lab, Aarhus University. She is a film maker as well as film archivist and programmer. Her postdoc film ’Glob and the Creation of Knowledge’ was initiated in the non-fiction workshop at the Film Study Center at Harvard University and developed in Archidoc workshop at La Fémis (Fondation Européenne pour le Metiers de l’Image et de Son).
Year: Expected 2017
Filmmaker(s): Arine Kirstein Høgel
Camera: Ole Shultz, Henning Bendtsen, Arine Kirstein Høgel, Christian Vium
Sound: Morten Green, Arine Kirstein Høgel
Editor: Arine Kirstein Høgel
Cast: Peter Vilhelm Glob, Ib Rehné, Svend Åge Lorentz, and various Nordic and Arabian participants in Dansk-Arkæologisk-Bahrain-Ekspedition (1953-1965)