Tag: documentary film

You Should Watch Secrets of Blackmoor: On the Utility of Oral History

Nick LaLone , October 23rd, 2019

I have recently been digging into the history of computational thinking for other projects and published an excerpt of that work over at Analog Game Studies. That article,…

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Language Lessons

Chelsea Horton , September 19th, 2019

A documentary film shows the challenges faced by Soli children as they learn in a language that is not their own. But does the future have to be…

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Transparencies Report

ukvisualanth , June 13th, 2018

  Introduction TRANSPARENCIES 2018  celebrated the creativity and initiative of our students,  how they gave of themselves and collaborated to be able to realise the films they wanted….

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On the Matter of Film

Alice Apley , November 14th, 2017

Original negatives for John Marshall’s Pittsburgh Police Series, labeled “COPS.” Photo by Frank Aveni. As film making and viewing increasingly become identified with digital media — storage in…

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Ethnographic Films: A Family of Resemblances

Kerim , August 1st, 2017

This is the third post in my series on the definition of “ethnographic film.” In the first post I laid out the basic approach I am using: one…

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The Four Dimensions of Ethnographic Films

Kerim , July 26th, 2017

In my last post I argued that rather than choosing between overly narrow (“closed”) or overly broad (“open”) definitions of ethnographic film, it would be better to follow…

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Do we even need to define ethnographic film?

Kerim , July 20th, 2017

Before this year I never felt the need to come up with a clear definition for what counts as an “ethnographic film.” Constructing better pigeonholes only seems to…

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Care on Display

Haidy Geismar , June 16th, 2016

Via Gabriela Nicolescu, Goldsmiths College Thursday 23 June 2016 06:30pm – 08:30pm, Film screening and discussion Care on Display Care on Display brings together documentary and artistic fi…

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Filming Empathy – Part 1

Kerim , March 14th, 2016

In their essay “Whatever Happened to Empathy?” Hollan and Throop1 cite the ambivalence that Franz Boas felt about the usefulness of the concept for ethnography: On the one…

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‘Silence is golden/but my eyes still see’: Award winning documentary ‘The Silence of the Flies’

CarolineB , January 18th, 2016

In December 2015 the School of Anthropology and Conservation was privileged to welcome alumnus Gonzalo Chacon for a screening and discussion of the award winning documentary ‘The Silence…

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Sebastian Junger’s The Last Patrol, A Dialogue

Alisse Waterston with Sebastian Junger , May 9th, 2015

End of the freight tracks, Connellsville, PA. From left to right: Brendan O’Byrne, Guillermo Cervera, Sebastian Junger and Rudy Valdez. Photo by Mariah Rehmet, courtesy of HBO. War…

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