1. Almost There (Washington Park)


    from Robert Willim / Added

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    Sound and video by Robert Willim (2013) Produced as part of Ethnographic Terminalia - Exhibition as Residency, Chicago November 2013. A surreal account of imagined venues associated with Washington Park area in Chicago. The film was produced during the course of the residency, and is based on audio and video associated with the Washington Park area in southern Chicago. Conceptually, the film takes its point of departure in City of Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympic Summer Games, in which Washington Park was proposed as the main site for the Olympic arena. While Chicago lost the bid to Rio de Janeiro, the ‘dream’ to host the games is now part of the city’s history.I wanted to examine how dreamscapes associated with a place and how imagined venues can enchant a city. The film is part of a more extended exploration of the relationships between imagination and place as well as the role of estrangement and detachment as part of both artistic and ethnographic practice. http://www.robertwillim.com/ http://www.twitter.com/robertwillim/ http://ethnographicterminalia.org/

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    • A Lota - Dock


      from Fértil - Associação Cultural / Added

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      [PT] Um filme de Rui Alves Leitão e Teresa Sofia Co-produção Fértil Ass. Cultural e teresasofia Na lota da Póvoa de Varzim - Portugal, demos conta de quatro grupos distintos de trabalhadores por onde passa o peixe, são eles: os pescadores, ajudantes de descarga de peixe, funcionários da lota (gestão da venda do peixe) e por fim os peixeiros. Estes quatro grupos funcionam em sintonia, até porque todos os dias trabalham juntos, mesmo não trabalhando para a mesma entidade empregadora. As relações humanas, neste caso, são bastante importantes para a manutenção de um bom funcionamento deste local.A paragem de um dos grupos põe em causa o trabalho de todos os outros. [ENG] Directed by Rui Alves Leitão and Teresa Sofia Co-prodution Fértil Ass. Cultural and teresasofia This dock, in Póvoa de Varzim - Portugal, we are aware of four different groups of workers dealing with fish, they are: fishermen, helpers unloading fish, employees of the dock (management of the sale of the fish) e fishmongers. These four different groups of people work side by side, day after day, eventhough they are not working for the same employer. Human relations, in this case, is quite important for maintaining a good functioning of the place. If one of the groups stop, it will undermines everyone’s work.

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      • A Love Story I


        from Greatelisque / Added

        A typical love story about a boy and a girl who were destined to fall in love with each other. Director's Note: This is the first sequel of A Love Story. This is actually an Anthropology project we have in our school. In the next sequel, you will find out why this is for our Anthropology project last semester. CAST: Chanisse Bojo JR Lerma Dana Nicole Sanchez Kate Balbuena Daniel Garcia Adonis Galario Alfonso Echavez Gwen Gio Agias Edited, Written, Filmed & Directed by: Greatelisque Productions ( Greatel Caps ) Written by: Gio Agias Residence Courtesy of: JR Lerma Venue: Abellana CIty Sports Complex, Cebu Music: "They Don't Know About Us" by One Direction © Copyright 2013 | Greatelisque Productions

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        • A Love Type Thing


          from Erika Snyder / Added

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          a video I had to do for my anth class. Booyah

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          • Al ritmo de la ley - To the rhythm of the law


            from Guido Cancarini / Added

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            • Always peaceful (teaser)


              from Rob Eagle / Added

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              ‘Always peaceful’ follows 24-year-old Marat from the chaotic big city to the tranquil village where he spent his childhood summers. In this film co-produced with Marat, director Rob Eagle captures fragments of sounds and the rhythm of daily life in rural Kazakhstan. Music is as integral to their everyday rich aural environment as the cluck of their chickens and moo of their cows. A poetic and romanticised vision of village life, the film reflects the way Marat himself nostalgically views the countryside village of his childhood. Director bio: Rob Eagle is a UK-based documentary film-maker. With an MA in Visual Anthropology from Manchester's Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, he has filmed throughout Kazakhstan on three separate occasions. Over the past six years in London, he worked briefly in TV, researching and filming for programmes for the BBC and the Discovery Channel, before he directed four short documentaries for Current TV. He has made over 200 short documentary-style films for University College London, where he works as in-house film-maker. He is currently working on a series of documentaries on the history of the gay and lesbian community in London.

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              • Amazon Souls (2013) Official Trailer


                from Sarah Begum / Added

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                At the age of 21, Sarah Begum, a British born Bengali girl realised the ambition of a lifetime when she went to live with the Huaorani tribe deep in the Amazon Rainforest and immersed herself in their way of life. This is the film she made of her extraordinary journey. The film was screened at Cannes Film Festival for the first time on May 23rd 2013.

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                • A Mercedes Girl and Her Car


                  from ken erickson / Added

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                  Nothing like a sexy title to grab Vimeo attention, right? Well, this young woman and her girlfriend are taking care of their favorite girl: a late-model Benz bio-diesel. We were studying how young people customize their cars, and while we spent most of our time with young tuner-dudes, we also ran into a significant grease-tuning (bio-diesel) sub-culture among the many car-cultures of Los Angeles. Bruno Moynié of Monde Moderne is the ethnographic videographer and editor, here; ethnography by Bruno and the PacEth team. I like this 34 minute roughcut better than the final, shorter version. Okay, its too long. But sometimes the roughcut is good for anthropologists and other research geeks who want to see pretty much the whole thing. This is the roughcut of a short, one of four we made for a rather large (and presently broke) U.S. automobile manufacturer. Not that they spent all their money on us; we work cheap. But the fact that some of their brass did not know that kids in California were into tuning Hondas was quite a red flag. They hired us to tell them what was going on, and we did. Too late. Watch these girls get greasy! Watch them lube up. . . the car! Aside from the fun, there are serious issues of identity and of automobility that are not well understood and even less written about in the anthropological literature of every-day life. Cars matter, love 'em or hate em. This girl loves her car.

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                  • America in the ’80s


                    from Second Story / Added

                    A rich motion graphics story on a disjointed canvas evokes the fear of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and its political ramifications. A special focus on the AIDS crisis in the 1980s forms the context for this somber motion graphics piece within the Global Health exhibition. Spanning three displays of different sizes—in effect, a disjointed canvas—imagery and text unfold the story of the political and social fear that surrounded our nation’s grappling with this difficult health problem as it became recognized as a pandemic. Second Story researched the AIDS epidemic in government and non-profit sources, gathering facts and quotations from political players during the crisis and imagery that evokes the feeling of fear Americans faced at the time—ultimately weaving together text, images, sound, and animations to underscore the mounting tension as the epidemic played out across the nation. For complete project credits visit: http://secondstory.com/portfolio/works/america-in-the-80s National Library of Medicine (NIH)

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                    • American Dream


                      from Sean Young / Added

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                      A cultural anthropology video I did a couple of years back. Interviewing folks not from America and asking them what they thought of the concept of the American Dream.

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