Nelson ba Jaco (Nelson goes to Jaco)
2013 Timor-Leste
2'54" Colour HDV 16:9 Dual Screen
Film

Nelson ba Jaco is an experimental film about the boat trip from the beach in Valu Jaco to the island of Jaco, the far east point of Timor-Leste. It was the first time photographer Nelson Turquel landed in the island. The music recordings of the paired flutes were made by musicologist Philip Yampolsky and played by the elders of Tutuala. Jaco island is a sacred place for the locals.

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