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Ethnographic fiction and reality: Geisha Girl

Recently I have been thinking a lot about ethnographic fiction. The above documentary I watched for the first time shortly after reading Arthur Golden’s beloved fictionalised account of life as a Geisha in Kyoto in the early 1900s, Memoirs of a Geisha. I didn’t realise until halfway through the book that the account was fictional. … Continue reading

Only When I Dance

Perhaps because I have always loved dance movies, ever since I saw Dirty Dancing for the first time when I was thirteen years old, and perhaps because I will never by any stretch of the imagination be a dancer myself, I felt inexorably compelled to watch Only When I Dance, a film about two Brazilian … Continue reading