Who doesn’t love a good ethnographic film about a mysterious tribe? A recently-rediscovered documentary — well, mockumentary — Other Countries, Other Customs: Kayonga Kagame Shows Us The World hones in on this very question as it makes a series “discoveries” about the far-off Alpine tribe, commonly known as the Europeans.
At least, that’s what the film, which pokes enormous fun at the western narrative that for centuries has guided the study of seemingly “other” Africans, purports. The 1994 satire, produced by Australia’s public broadcast outlet SBS, gives viewers an inside look at how ridiculous a colonial “analysis” of another culture can be.
The video is testimony to a universal truth: If dissected closely enough under a microscope, any culture can be reduced to appearing peculiar and crude.
Clarke Harris is a designer and illustrator living in Gainesville, Florida finishing up his last year of study at the University of Florida. Work Hard Stay Humble was a project for one of his classes where he explored both process and materials. Check out the rest of his work here.
nahhhh they just built built a global power structure of white supremacy and a pillar of which is the glorification of eurocentric beauty standards that is impossible for most people of color to live up to so our beauty is often and fetishized or exoticized and only really praised when it adorns white faces (see lip injections ass injections tans ect ect) and then theres the thing about white people ageing like bananas but im not trying to be petty so bloop try again