Kenya Boran was filmed by James Blue and legendary ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougall in the Marsabit District of northern Kenya. The film explored development problems posed for rural Boran herdsmen and their families by the encroachment upon their once-isolated grazing lands. According to Gerald O’Grady, MacDougall and Blue’s “new style of observational cinema involved single shots of unusually long duration and invited the subjects being shot to participate in the making.”
Curated by Cinema Pacific festival director Richard Herskowitz, Schnitzer Cinema is the JSMA's monthly showcase for adventurous cinema, featuring screenings and live presentations or Skype dialogues with special guests. Screenings are free and include free popcorn and soda. Schnitzer Cinema is brought to you in partnership with Cinema Pacific (whose 2014 festival opens with this screening) and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.