OVERLAP: Laboratory of Audio/Visual Anthropology

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  1. The Art of Making, The Carpenter

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    from Deep Green Sea Added 565K 14.7K 298

    This is where it all began. It was our first attempt to design and produce one of our ideas for a film. Having done the shooting, we were not happy with the result and so we had to scrap the initial…

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    • The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero)

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      from Sandy Patch Added 246K 4,564 178

      For over 50 years Baltazar Ushca has harvested the glacial ice of Ecuador’s Mount Chimborazo. His brothers, both raised as ice merchants, have long since retired from the mountain. This is a…

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      • Japan's Disposable Workers: Net Cafe Refugees

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        from MediaStorm Added

        Internet cafes have existed in Japan for over a decade, but in the mid 2000’s, customers began using these spaces as living quarters. Internet cafe refugees are mostly temporary employees; their…

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        • Disneyland 1990

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          from Chris Zabriskie Added 99.3K 1,946 117

          A short film created for Vimeo's Weekend Project: Memories Revisited. It's about my family's 1990 visit to Disneyland and the VHS tape that miraculously never wore out.

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          • Abuela Grillo

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            from Denis Chapon Added 342K 1,683 116

            Corto animado producido en The Animation Workshop en Viborg, Dinamarca, por The Animation Workshop, Nicobis, Escorzo, y la Comunidad de Animadores Bolivianos, el cual tiene el apoyo del Gobierno…

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            • MASTER OF CAMERA

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              from David Drills Added 97.6K 1,483 44

              Gian Luigi Carminati is a passionate and poetic 76 years old man who spent his entire life repairing cameras. In his small workshop in Milan he takes care of old cameras with just a set of screwdrivers…

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              • RICO

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                from Jeremy Snell Added 73.8K 1,451 89

                Rico, a man living on the streets, seeks to find forgiveness from his past, and hope for his future. --------------- Music: "Behind the Sea" Possimiste (http://possimiste.wordpress.com/) "Diciembre" El…

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                • He Seemed Lovely

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                  from Moth Added 23.8K 695 26

                  My Kingston University graduation film, completed in 2008. Based on real interviews and recordings, this short film is about girls talking about men, sex and relationships on a night out. Produced,…

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                  • Photographs

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                    from B.Ki.Animation Added 207K 635 30

                    Our undergraduate animation thesis film, made at Loyola Marymount University in LA. By Brendan Clogher and Christina "Kiki" Manrique Contact us at: b.kianimation@gmail.com

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                    • El Rey

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                      from ZCDC Added 69.7K 606 32

                      "I know very well that I’m out of your life. But the day I die, I now you’ll have to cry..to cry and cry. You may say you never loved me. But you’re going to be really sad and…

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                      • Feliz Navidad

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                        from CANADA Added 109K 605 19

                        Directed by CANADA Produced by CANADA

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                        • POSSESSED

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                          from Martin Hampton Added 145K 471 53

                          See http://www.possessed.me.uk to learn more, see extra material, or buy on DVD. 'POSSESSED' enters the complicated worlds of four hoarders; people whose lives are dominated by their relationship…

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                          OVERLAP: Laboratory of Audio/Visual Anthropology

                          Ricardo Greene Created by Ricardo Greene

                          OVERLAP is a network platform that provides a space of reunion and screening for audiovisual researchers dealing with the theoretical, ethical and aesthetical questions of representation and subjectivity.

                          We believe that social scientists are responsible for making the knowledge they produced available to a broader audience, and so this group has been created as an open and free platform that will increase and enrich the accessibility of anthropological films and discussions. We like to think of this space as the first step in a larger project that will -in the future- include public screenings,…


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                          OVERLAP is a network platform that provides a space of reunion and screening for audiovisual researchers dealing with the theoretical, ethical and aesthetical questions of representation and subjectivity.

                          We believe that social scientists are responsible for making the knowledge they produced available to a broader audience, and so this group has been created as an open and free platform that will increase and enrich the accessibility of anthropological films and discussions. We like to think of this space as the first step in a larger project that will -in the future- include public screenings, forums, joint projects with other institutions, publications and why not our own festival, curated and managed by this very same community.

                          We accept any audiovisual work produced using ethnographic methodologies, but are especially interested in those that explore the particularities of audiovisual language in order to convey and communicate social knowledge in creative and unconventional ways. We want to become a dynamic and horizontal laboratory where people with wide spectrum of fields, cultures and nationalities can reflect, debate, find support and exchange their views on the diverse ways in which reality can be experienced and represented.

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