MA Visual Ethnography as a Method

Unity: Dress-scapes of Accra is an ethnographic film about African fashion in the capital of Ghana. The comeback of African print seems to be emerging in the fashion system of Accra. While following Allan, a fashion designer and his wife Cynthia, this mosaic film shows the great diversity of tailor-made fashion and hybrid styles; the ways the African wear is used and the expression of culture by wearing the African prints. The film gives an interesting overview of dress-scapes in Accra, but also highlights beautiful details by focusing on a few participants who show the mixture of different materials, cuts and styles in a creative and free atmosphere. In this way the film is not only observational, it gives people space to tell their story and show African pride.

Mara Lin Visser
Ghana | 2016 | 37 min.
English spoken, English subtitled

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MA Visual Ethnography as a Method

Visual Ethnography Leiden Plus

The department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University offers students the opportunity to use visual methods in conducting ethnographic research.

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The department of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University offers students the opportunity to use visual methods in conducting ethnographic research.

This channel showcases the trailers of the student films made within the MA track Visual Ethnography as a Method.

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