Welcome Jill Freidberg, Dr. Joshua Bell and Dr. Andrew Moutu
has been working as the story consultant for the documentary film.
Jill has been producing, editing, writing, and teaching non-fiction
storytelling for over 15 years. Her films have received national broadcast in
the US, Canada, and Latin America, have won numerous festival awards, and have
been translated into over 10 languages. Credits include the feature-length
documentary Sweet Crude and the Emmy-award winning documentary series, Community Stories. Freidberg currently teaches documentary filmmaking at the
University of Washington Bothell.
Dr. Joshua A. Bell
combines ethnographic fieldwork with research in museums and archives to study
the shifting local and global network of relationships between persons,
artefacts and the environment. Since 2000 his ethnographic work has
focused on documenting transformations in the Purari Delta of Papua New Guinea.
This work is complemented with on-going archival and museum-based
research. One of his museum based projects is on the 1928 United States
Department of Agriculture’s Sugarcane Expedition to New Guinea, which crossed
paths with Caroline Mytinger and Margaret Warner in the Middle Fly-Lake Murray
region. His work on the 1928 USDA Expedition has appeared in various journal
articles, and in an edited book on expeditions and their films during the 1920s
and 1930s, Recreating First Contact. Since 2008, Dr. Bell has been the Curator of Globalization in the Anthropology Department of the Smithsonian Institution’s National of Museum of Natural History, and currently serves as the Director of the Recovering Voices program. Acting as an advisor to Headhunt Revisited, Dr. Bell will
provide valuable guidance in the information and story told in the documentary
film and book.
Dr. Andrew Moutu,
a Papua New Guinean anthropologist, was one of the original team members
spending almost 2 months assisting us in gathering valuable information for the
project and with communicating with local villagers. Dr. Moutu received
his education at the University of Papua New Guinea and completed his Masters
and PhD Degrees in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He
is currently the Director at the Papua New Guinea National Museum and Art
Gallery. For his PhD, he carried out field research in Kanganamun Village
on the Sepik River. Dr. Moutu has graciously agreed to act in an
advisory capacity – continuing his involvement in the Headhunt Revisited