THEATRUM BOTANICUM TRILOGY
18 mins, 17 mins and 28 mins, 2016-2017, Switzerland, South Africa, by Uriel Orlow
What has the naming of indigenous plants in a botanical garden to do with colonialism? It was in a botanical Garden in South Africa where Uriel Orlow’s came up with his thoughts and ideas about the connection between indigenous knowledge, different medical systems and the power of definition in South Africa.
The result is highly interesting film-trilogy with three very different styles around those topics.