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The Persistence of the ‘Observational Method’
Tuesday 21 October 2014, 06:00pm
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Upstairs @ the RAI, Tuesday 21st  October, 2014, 6pm

The Persistence of the ‘Observational Method’ in Ethnographic Film

Film extracts and discussion with Gary Kildea
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT
Referring to excerpts from his own films (Trobriand Cricket, Celso & Cora, Koriam’s Law) and some from the Visual Cultural Studies program at the University of Tromsø (where he has been coaching) Gary Kildea will reflect on why observational cinema (or cinéma vérité or direct cinema) has persisted as the dominant method in visual anthropology whilst seeming to have falling out of favour in mainstream documentary. 

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