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Casablanca Calling & issues of cultural and religious access

Casablanca Calling was shown as part of the DOK Leipzig festival on Tuesday afternoon. I acted as moderator at the screening and was lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to Hilary, the producer, about some of the issues she encountered when making the film. Access is something that many documentary film-makers struggle with, … Continue reading

Poison and Antidote: Looking into Violence in Colombia. Exploring the mini-doc genre

It is a given that ethnographic film is a genre which tells stories about community, society and people. Through doing this, societal issues may come to be addressed, and in this blog I have previously looked at films which address issues of racism, alcoholism and poverty among others. However, I do not believe that it … Continue reading

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Sushi is the essence of Japanese cuisine. Many years ago it was far too expensive for most Japanese to eat, but since the end of the second world war fish farming has increased greatly and sushi has become popular in America and Europe, and with the advent of 100-yen sushi restaurants in Japan sushi is … Continue reading

Ub Lama

Galaa is a troublesome twelve-year-old boy who lives in a yurt in Mongolia’s largest yurt district in Ulaanbataar. His father has been dead for several years, and his mother earns money by selling cigarettes to passing tradesmen at Narantuul Market. He has a very sweet and earnest little brother, who he takes care of despite … Continue reading

Tisese: Three Mosuo Women

The Mosuo (摩梭) are often cited as being the only remaining matrilineal society in the world. Based mainly around Lake Lugu in Yunnan province, China, with others in Sichuan and Tibet, they are a group whose family lineage is based mostly on its female members. For example, after marriage, a man traditionally moves to be close … Continue reading