Koriam's law: film, ethnography and irreconcilable accountings. [Review of "Koriam's Law - and the dead who govern"]

Deger, Jennifer (2007) Koriam's law: film, ethnography and irreconcilable accountings. [Review of "Koriam's Law - and the dead who govern"]. The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 18 (2). pp. 249-252.

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[Extract] Koriam's Law - and the Dead Who Govern begins in a pause in the middle of a conversation. There are no wideshots to set the scene; no maps to say 'you are here', or perhaps, more conventionally 'they are there'; no time for viewers to settle back into our chairs. From the first frame we are made to lean forward - made to watch, to listen and read (the subtitles) closely. The effect is abrupt. Demanding. Disorienting. Yet apt. For this film with a different kind of epistemological imperative than most ethnographic film (and, arguably, most ethnography).

Item ID: 34022
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
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Film Review of "Koriam's law - and the dead who govern" by Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies film unit, Australian National University, and Arcadia Pictures, New York, NY. 2005. Directed and produced by Gary Kildea and Andrea Simon.

ISSN: 1757-6547
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 05:46
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 50%
19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190204 Film and Television @ 25%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200104 Media Studies @ 25%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 50%
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