Jamie Schreiber, M.A. Visual Anthropology, USC 2010; B.A. in Anthropology 2009. A Los Angeles native, Jamie has always been interested in the symbolic web of culture in which humans enmesh themselves. Her undergraduate thesis, Ritual Institution of Tattoo: Performance, Pain and the Built Environment, was her first official work employing the intertextual methodologies of Visual Anthropology. Jamie’s Masters thesis, Los Extraños del Camino Inca, is a pilot study of a cross-cultural encounter on the Inca Trail in the Andes of Peru. The salient and overarching research question for the film is as follows: Is there something about a physical journey to a sacred space that alters the dynamics within a group of individuals? The accompanying film is an aspect of the work-in-progress; a reflexive piece, Jamie considers her influence on the fleeting community of which she is both participant and observer. A short diary project based on her thesis fieldwork can be seen in the player.