- Code ANTH2049
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Anthropology
- Areas of interest Anthropology
- Academic career UGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
What can we learn about other cultures through film? What can the camera do that the pen cannot? How has the digital revolution changed this? How have anthropologists and film-makers responded to these changes? What are the implications for the future? This course will address these questions and others by means of an examination of some films by leading ethnographic filmmakers. We will study films from a variety of cultures, the contrasting modes of representation employed by various filmmakers, and the debates they have given rise to.
Tutorial attendance and participation (10%), final take-home exam (40%) and 2000 word essay (50%).
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2 hours of lectures, one hour of film and one hour of tutorial per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
*McDougall, D. Transcultural Cinema, Princeton University Press, 1998.
Preliminary Reading*Grimshaw, A. The Ethnographer's Eye: Ways of Seeing in Modern Anthropology, Cambridge University Press, 2001.
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