I Am Not an Anthropologist

Director: Jim Lane

Institute History

  • 1995 Sundance Film Festival


Jim Lane’s third autobiographical documentary, I Am Not an Anthropologist, covers four different moments in his life during the summer of 1992—beginning in Maine, shifting to Boston, then Prague, and concluding with his experience with Hurricane Andrew in Miami—with each segment having its own stylistic character. Lane’s concern with everyday activities, his complicated relationships with his wife and family, and issues of separation and upheaval, storms and entrapment are pursued and developed with cumulative power

— Robert Hawk

Screening Details

  • Section: Personal Documentary: Past, Present, Future
  • Film Type: Documentary Short
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Run Time: 33 min.


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