Just wanted to let you all know that we are back in Boston and working furiously on the film. We are truly excited about the project and are now delving deeply into the research and historical aspects of the work. . .
Some of the themes we are exploring are:
The Trobriands then and now. How did Malinowski see them and how did we see them?
Missionary influence and Christianity. The trobs are now 98% christian. Is Malinowski rolling in his grave?
Ancestors. . . How do we relate to our long dead ancestor and how does this resonate with the Trobriand perspective?
History. . . How did history shape Malinowski's views and theories? Oral vs. Written history, is there a conflict?
Family. . . Malinowski was an expert on culture and the family, why did he find it so difficult to maintain his personal family structure?
Sex . . . Everyone loves it!
Kula trading and lineage . . .
Thanks to all of you who have been sending your support. Much Love.
Zach and Kelly