1. Davis Bottom: Living Memories // Sylvester Kiger


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    Excerpt, "House Key" Much of the contemporary history of Davis Bottom is found in the “living memories of residents. From August 2011 to February 2012, the production team conducted 14 oral history interviews with residents, former residents and community leaders as part of the Davis Bottom History Preservation Project. “I think oral history has a huge role in our consideration of the past,” says Dr. Kim McBride, Co-Director, Kentucky Archaeological Survey. “At a very general level, it provides a different source of data; often filling in gaps that we cannot reach using the standard documentary, history records such as tax records and deeds, and written histories, even diaries and letters. Related, but slightly different, is the fact that oral history also allows us to greatly increase the range of perspectives that can be brought into the conversation on the past.” The oral history interviews have been incorporated into the one-hour public television documentary, “Davis Bottom: Rare History, Valuable Lives” (KET). This one-hour documentary features comments from residents about growing up in Davis Bottom, the tight-knit nature of the neighborhood and the vital role of the community’s park. The original, unedited interviews were also compiled into the DVD “Davis Bottom: Living Memories” (3:39 hrs.), that has been provided to participants, local institutions and area archives. The oral history interviews are restricted for research and educational use only. Here are sample clips from each interview.

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    • VENUS 2010: Panel Four Discussion


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      AN INTERDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM ON SARAH BAARTMAN VENUS 2010 They called her “Hottentot” Saturday, March 27, 2010 9am to 6pm New York University Panel Four: Iconic Women in the Twentieth Century Presenters: J. Yolande Daniels, Michaela Angela Davis, Terri Francis, Michael Harris, Linda Susan Jackson

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      • ONCE UPON A TIME / Bylo nebylo


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        Short documentary produced during Summer school of ethnographic filmmaking, 15 - 27 July 2013, organized by Department of Anthropology, West Bohemia University in Pilsen, Czech Republic. Summer school was sponsored by International Visegrad Fund and by project NOTES.

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        • 4 Länder


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          Short film we did for a 10 day ethnographic documentary film workshop. Shown at the ETHNOCINECA Film Festival in Vienna on May 17 at the Votivkino. http://about.me/vitor_goncalves

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          • Joop de Jong -- The "Folie à Trois" between Global Mental Health, Anthropology and Psychiatry (ASI 2012)


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            Mitigating the global mental health gap is complicated by controversies around the need to address psychiatric versus psychosocial problems, the professional disciplines and societal sectors being involved, the collaboration between community, (non-) governmental and international actors, the applicability of “talking therapy”, the emphasis on vulnerability versus resilience, the way to deal with complex health systems and with culturally-diverse groups, or the question whether day-to-day care is different in times of disaster or political violence. This presentation will first argue that a public mental health paradigm may help to transcend many of these contradictions that often seem to be more relevant for professionals and scholars than for people coming to terms with their plight. Secondly, this presentation will elaborate the complementarity of a universalistic view of mental health versus local perceptions and expressions such as idioms of distress. The choice between these perspectives is highly relevant for the type of practitioners that is likely being involved in solving socio-psychological or more serious afflictions. This implicates a need for research into the efficacy of local healing methods and into the healers’ contribution to bridge the mental health gap. Thirdly, the perennial debate between universalism and relativism may be solved with cultural neuro-scientific and neuro-anthropological research. The paradigm of cultural neuroscience may help us refine our global psychiatric diagnostic classification system and assist in bridging the worlds of global mental health, anthropology, psychiatry and epidemiology.

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            • From São Francisco to Pinheiros - Do São Francisco ao Pinheiros (English Subs)


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              From São Francisco to Pinheiros The Pankararu, who originally came from the village Brejo dos Padres near the margins of the São Francisco river (Pernambuco), began to migrate to São Paulo in 1950, fleeing drought, famine and conflicts with landtakers. Approximately 500 of them took up residence in the Real Parque shanty town on the margins of the Pinheiros river, searching for a new way of life. The documentary provides a kaleidoscope of the Pankararu view of this endless journey. Details: NTSC, cor, 51 min, 2007 Direction and screenplay: Paula Morgado e João Cláudio de Sena Research: Paula Morgado e Sergio Pecci Edition: João Cláudio de Sena Realization: LISA Support: FAPESP __________________________ (VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS: vimeo.com/lisausp/dosaofranciscoaopinheiros) Do São Francisco ao Pinheiros Os índios Pankararu, originários da aldeia Brejo dos Padres, próxima ao Rio São Francisco (PE), começaram a migrar para São Paulo a partir de 1950, fugidos da seca, da fome e dos conflitos com posseiros de terra. Cerca de 500 deles se fixaram na favela do Real Parque, próxima ao Rio Pinheiros, em busca de uma nova forma de vida. O documentário é um caleidoscópio da visão Pankararu acerca desta viagem que não tem fim.

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              • Memorial Dedication Video Project


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                The "Arizona Anthropologist" - the UA School of Anthropology's student-run journal - released a memorial issue honoring the lives and work of Trudy Griffin-Pierce, Hartman Lomawaima, and Hecky Villanueva on April 25, 2012 in the Women's Plaza on Honor.

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                • Making of the South-East Ethnographies


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                  In 2007, the Royal Anthropological Institute's Education Department collaborated with Greenwich Community College (GCC) on a film outreach project called 'The South East Ethnography'. Funded by Mediabox and Aspire, the project enabled twelve students from GCC to take courses in anthropology and film making and apply their knowledge to produce three short documentaries exploring identity and local communities in London. THE MAKING OF THE SOUTH-EAST ETHNOGRAPHIES The following film shows how the South-East ethnographies were developed and what the students learned from directing and producing their own films.

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                  • Creative Women of Lake Bunyonyi (Trailer)


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                    Documentary trailer about craftswomen living on the shores of lake Bunyonyi, Uganda. Screened at International Festival Women & Cinema 2010. Odeon, Firenze. Festival of African Cinema 2010, Verona. Sguardi Altrove, Milano 2010.

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                    • Touring "The Aztec World" with Professor Elizabeth Brumfiel


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                      Elizabeth Brumfiel, professor of anthropology at Northwestern University, provides an introduction to "The Aztec World," a new exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago. Brumfiel served as lead curator for the exhibit that will be displayed at the museum until April 19. http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2008/10/brumfielaztec.html

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