Let Each One Go Where He May

  • Wed Apr 15
Let Each One Go Where He May

with filmmaker Ben Russell in person!

Ben Russell

Acclaimed experimental filmmaker Ben Russell’s feature debut “traces the extensive journey of two unidentified brothers who venture from the outskirts of Paramaribo, Suriname, on land and through rapids, past a Maroon village on the Upper Suriname River, tracing the voyage undertaken by their ancestors, who escaped from slavery at the hands of the Dutch 300 years prior. Shot almost entirely with a 16mm Steadicam rig in thirteen extended tracking shots, this cartographic portrayal of contemporary Saramaccan culture is a rigorous and exquisite work that partakes in and dismantles traditional ethnography, inviting anachronism and myth-making to participate in the film’s daring conflation of history.” (Andréa Picard, Toronto International Film Festival) “A personal film, a documentary, an ethnography, and a piece of international art cinema, Let Each One Go Where He May is a film that, if we follow it on its path, will take us somewhere far from where we began.” (Michael Sicinski, Cinema Scope) In Saramaccan.

16mm color
2 hours 15 minutes
release year/country
2009 USA