1. Reverting Spectacles (ethnographic version)


    from Linda Lai / Added

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    REVERTING SPECTACLES (2011.10 / ethnographic version) is 1st version of my attempt to collate art performance events I collected 2000-2011. It has more or less the same material as version 2 (video essay), but in this ethnographic version, I have deliberately preserve the individual events more with my editing method. (Linda Lai)

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    • Eu joguei a semente pra cima


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      Ano de produção: 2004 Duração: 16’ Suporte original: mini-Dv Direção: Marcos Alexandre dos Santos Albuquerque Edição: Nycolas dos Santos Albuquerque Sinopse Este vídeo conta a história da mobilização política dos índios Kapinawá (Buíque - PE) contra grileiros de suas terras, em especial a Mina Grande, sede da etnia. Registra a revitalização do ritual do Toré como forma de aglutinar a comunidade para a luta contra os latifundiários e fortalecer a identidade indígena.

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      • Boat Trip on the Sinamaica Lagoon


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        A journey through the Sinamaica Lagoon to the canal-settlement that houses the Anu Indigenous Group of Venezuela. Brief commentary by David Hernandez-Palmar of the neighboring Wayuu Tribe's Ipua Clan.

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        • Indigenous Education at the La Concepcion Wayuu Reservation in Venezuela's Zulia State


          from Drew T. Annis / Added

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          An excerpt of my summer fieldwork for my PhD dissertation in cultural anthropology, which sent me throughout Colombia and Venezuela to investigate indigenous activism. My dissertation examines the ways that South American First Nations indigenous communities utilize media and education institutions to raise awareness for land rights and social welfare campaigns. The main groups I have been working with are the Wayuu and Añu, both located in a region known as La Guajira that straddles the Colombia-Venezuela border. This short documentary focuses on the tension that's created by the main two objectives of the La Concepcion Primary School: honoring the Wayuu legacy by teaching the native Wayuunaiki language while fulfilling the mandatory charter of a state-sponsored "Bolivarian School." A Bolivarian School must teach history, literature and citizenship from a socialist perspective that conforms with the political platform of President Hugo Chavez' Bolivarian Revolution.

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          • Día de la Virgen del Carmen, Día del Niño Añu: A Celebration of New Life for Venezuela's Indigenous


            from Drew T. Annis / Added

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            This video documents a festival I participated in while conducting fieldwork for my dissertation in July-August 2009. The Añu community lives in houses built on stilts (called Palafitos) above the Sinamaica Lagoon in Northwestern Venezuela. They have campaigned for many years for protection of the lagoon's water quality- water that they use for bathing, cooking and fishing. Sinamaica's brackish waters have historically offered abundant fish and waterfowl, sustaining the Añu by attracting tourists and visitors from throughout South America. This video represents a collaborative effort between myself and David Hernandez Palmar, a member of the neighboring Wayuu indigenous group and an established photographer/ethnographer. His knowledge of Añu culture and his connections to respected (and vocal in their protest of aggressive strip-mining processes) was instrumental in my research.

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            • Selected Footage from "Owners of the Water" (Duenos del Agua)


              from Drew T. Annis / Added

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              A brief montage of footage from Brazil, Venezuela and the United States that comprises some highlights of the forthcoming documentary "Owners of the Water." The film represents an innovative approach to indigenous filmmaking and collaborative ethnographic research. In my roles as co-editor, co-cinematographer and narrative consultant, I had the opportunity to assist the three directors of the film in shaping a cohesive story out of over 30 hours of footage shot during several different excursions. The film will soon be available to the general public via our distributor, Documentary Education Resources.

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              • Airliner Design Ethnography: Capaz de Volar (Spanish w/ English Subtitles)


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                For Boeing, we flew around with people in Chile, China, India, and the USA. There are small things about cabin design and about how people help others onboard. And there were some big things, some anthropological theory applied to air travel, that Boeing liked. Stuff they could use for re-thinking elements of cabin design and, in fact, the whole air-travel experience. Here we are with Luis in Chile (he's a poet and not-too-frequent flier). Bruno Moynié, of Monde Moderne, is the ethnographic filmmaker here (he's a triple threat: anthropologist, filmmaker, and good cook).

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