This semester we will take an in-depth look at the history of ethnographic cinema, as well as discuss the relationship between visual anthropology and printed ethnographies. The history of ethnographic filmmaking is linked to advancements in audio and visual recording techniques. With this in mind, films have been selected to reflect both technological innovation in visual anthropology and the influence of post-war ideological movements on the broader field of documentary film.
Each screening will begin with a short lecture, placing the respective films in a historical and theoretical context. Screenings are open to the public. Anyone and everyone is welcome!