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DER Podcast: Filmmaker Willem Timmers on FRAMING THE OTHER

Willem Timmers PodcastA couple of days after Framing the Other screened at the Margaret Mead Film Festival — alongside Cannibal Tours, one of the inspirations for the film — the film’s director, Willem Timmers, and I took a walk on New York City’s Highline. We stopped to chat about the film, its NYC screening, and current and future plans for showing it in Ethiopia. Willem described the awkward feeling he had had working as a tour guide in Ethiopia, which led to him making the film; how he and his filmmaking partner gained trust in the community and went from “tourists” to “guests”; and how they found their main characters.

Listen to the complete interview for this and more on Willem’s experience making Framing The Other.

— Alice Apley


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