Cinema in the bush

Vávrová, Daniela (2014) Cinema in the bush. Visual Anthropology, 27 (1-2). pp. 25-44.

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Abstract

During fieldwork among the Karawari-speaking people of Papua New Guinea, I used a variety of audiovisual devices to explore people's sociocultural perception and expression. Numerous public screenings of documentary and feature films were organized. In this way the ethnographic research has become an exchange of sensory experiences between one world, characterized by an abundance of new audiovisual technology, and the other by its virtual absence. These new audiovisual media assumed a mediating role between the living and the dead. The latter were closely associated with the world and wealth of "White people."

Item ID: 30696
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1545-5920
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Special issue: Reflections on the lens

Funders: Cairns Institute, James Cook University (JCU), Firebird Foundation for Anthropological Research
Date Deposited: 19 May 2014 23:30
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 80%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160199 Anthropology not elsewhere classified @ 20%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950205 Visual Communication @ 25%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 25%
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