Luc de Heusch

Gestions du repas (1958)

An anthropological documentary by Luc de Heusch.
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Alechinsky d’après nature (1975)

Luc de Heusch captures the work of the Belgian artist Pierre Alechinsky (1927). Not only his work, but also the artist’s muses and the artistic process are shown. Although working in very different art forms, De Heusch and Alechinsky share an interest in local customs. In this clip, de Heusch casts his enthographer’s eye on both the artist and his work, and the actual subject of Alechinsky’s paintin
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Jeudi on chantera comme dimanche (1966)

Throughout his career, Luc De Heusch (1927-2012) combined his profession as an anthropologist with his vocation as a film maker. This resulted not only in a series of ethnographic documentaries on Sub-Saharan Africa (Hamba Feast, 1955; Rwanda 1956), but also in documentaries on the cultural habits of his fellow-countrymen: e.g.,  Mealtime Gestures (1958, on eating habits in Belgium), Friends of Pleasure (1961, on an
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