September 25th, 2008

In 1993, Amy Bodman took a small crew to Zimbabwe to make a film about land as a living entity. Quietly told through the voice of Zimbabweans, The Limits Of What We Know documents the changing landscape of Zimbabwe and its people's relationship to it. Part travel log, part environmental study and part meditation on life itself, the film reveals nature's mysterious tenacity in the face of great change. Although the film initially appears to be a portrait of Zimbabwe, The Limits Of What We Know culminates as a heart-felt picture of our changing world as it struggles to compensate for the ever-increasing dominance of the human race.

2008, Canada, 94 mins, 16mm/HD

“An exquisite meditation on culture and transformation - a gorgeous film.”
Ron Mann, Director, 'Know Your Mushrooms', 'Go Further', 'Grass', 'The Twist'

“…very beautiful and evocative, while still being direct and informative.”
Kathryn MacKay, Independent Programmer & Primary Projectionist, Cinematheque Ontario


Winner of the Technicolor Cinematic Vision Award
Images Festival 2009

Nominated for Best Non-Fiction Feature
Vancouver International Film Festival