I made this PechaKucha for "The Video-Essay Postcast": Will di Gravio asked listeners to make a Videographic PechaKucha, an exercise created by Jason Mittell, Christian Keathley, and Catherine Grant for the Scholarship in Sound & Image Workshop. " PechaKucha consists of 10 video clips of six seconds each, coupled with a continuous minute-long audio segment, all from the same film. This is the format of the first assignment I made at the summer Videocamp at Middlebury College.
This time I chose to work on Meirelles's "The Constant Gardener", the last film I'm teaching this semester in my Latin American Cinema class. I removed Tessa and Justin's love story and I focused instead on Meirelles' social criticism (his attack against the greed of the pharmaceutical industry that uses Africa for its medical experiments). You can see all the PechaKucha here: