Sky Above and Mud Beneath
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.
|Sky Above and Mud Beneath|
|Directed by||Pierre Dominique Gaisseau|
|Produced by||Arthur Cohn|
|Written by||Pierre Dominique Gaisseau|
|Edited by||Georges Arnstam|
|Distributed by||The Rank Organisation (France)|
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.
- Daniel Blum, Daniel Blum's Screen World 1963 (Biblo & Tannen Publishers, 1963), 185.
- "NY Times: Sky Above and Mud Beneath". NY Times. Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2008-11-08.
- "The 34th Academy Awards (1962) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved May 24, 2019.
- "Festival de Cannes: Sky Above and Mud Beneath". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-02-20.
- Kenneth White Munden, The American Film Institute catalog of motion pictures produced in the United States, Issues 1921-1930 (University of California Press, 1971), 999.