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Genres  Documentary, World cinema
Language  French
7/10 IMDb

Producer  Arthur Cohn
Duration  
Country  France
Sky Above and Mud Beneath movie poster
Director  Pierre Dominique Gaisseau
Writer  Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau
Release date  May 1961 (1961-05)
Awards  Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
Similar movies  Cannibal movies, Documentaries
Tagline  Men of the space age meet men of the stone age.

Sky Above and Mud Beneath (French: Le Ciel et la boue), also released as The Sky Above –The Mud Below, is a 1961 French documentary film. It won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.

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The film documented a 7-month, thousand-mile Franco-Dutch expedition led by Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau, into uncharted territories of what was then Netherlands New Guinea. The expedition began in the northern region of the Asmat. The group interacted with tribes of cannibals, headhunters and Pygmies; battled leeches, hunger, and exhaustion; and discovered and named the Princess Marijke River, named after Princess Maria Christina (Marijke) of the Netherlands.

Cast

  • Pierre-Dominique Gaisseau - team leader
  • Gérard Delloye - co-leader
  • Herve de Maigret - radio operator
  • Jan Sneep - liaison officer
  • Tony Saulnier-Ciolkkowski- photographer
  • William Peacock - Narrator (English version)
  • References

    Sky Above and Mud Beneath Wikipedia
    Sky Above and Mud Beneath IMDb Sky Above and Mud Beneath themoviedb.org


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