Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
Eric Klemm, Metamorphosis, 2004
Eric Klemm, Metamorphosis, 2004
2006 Screening

ERIC KLEMM: METAMORPHOSIS & PIERRE FATUMBI VERGER, MESSENGER BETWEEN TWO WORLDS

NFB CInema
150 John St

WORLD PREMIERE

ERIC KLEMM: METAMORPHOSIS

Directed by Jennifer Rashleigh;
Wild Pigeon Productions

(Canada, 2006, 6 min)

Jennifer Rashleigh’s film examines
the many transformations in Klemm’s
career that have led to his current
incarnation as a fine art photographer.


PIERRE FATUMBI VERGER,
MESSENGER BETWEEN TWO
WORLDS

Directed by Lula Buarque De
Hollanda; Conspiração Filmes

(Brazil, 1999, 82 min)

Sponsored by the Service
Culturel, Consulat Général De
France, Toronto

In 1932 Pierre Verger traded his neatly
pressed suit for shorts and fled bourgeois
France to photograph the world,
Taking only his Rolleiflex camera and a
50-60 mm lens. In 1946 Verger was first
seduced by the Africa-based culture of
the black inhabitants of Bahia, the capital
of the Brazilian province Salvador,
and their ancient tradition of Orisha
Worship. Verger eventually travelled
to West Africa to immerse himself in
the religion, earning the nickname
Fatumbi (“one who was reborn for the
Ifá religion”) and becoming a Babalaô
(“diviner of Ifá prophecies”). Narrated
by legendary Brazilian singer Gilberto
Gil, Messenger Between Two Worlds
retraces Verger’s explorations in Africa,
France and Brazil. This film was pronounced
Best Cultural TV Production at
Grand Prix Cinéma Brésil 2000.

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