Journal of Film and Video

Journal of Film and Video is a magazine focusing on Film and Video

Articles from Vol. 60, No. 2, Summer

A Future for Ethnographic Film?
ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM IS A CONTESTED GENRE, not unlike the documentary. The majority opinion is that an ethnographic film is any documentary that focuses on non-Western people (see Heider). The adjective "ethnographic" is used in a very loose manner, similar...
Behind the Scenes of a Visual Ethnography: A Dialogue between Anthropology and Film
THIS ARTICLE IS AN ETHNOGRAPHIC ACCOUNT of the production of a documentary film about out-migration and tradition in a contemporary Maya community of Mexico. The village of Chan Kom sits about two hours east of the Cancun coastal area in the dense Yucatan...
Intimacy, Integrity, and Indulgence in Anthropological Film
I WANT TO ADDRESS THREE INTERRELATED themes in this article: first, how, as an anthropologist, I have responded to the challenge of making anthropological films for television; second, the question of what degree of intimacy is acceptable in anthropological...
Introduction
THE HISTORY OF ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM1 is an extended dialogue between anthropology and documentary cinema. This discourse has embraced and nurtured the art, social relevance, and academic research of both fields. It has also struggled through the tensions...
Tourism, Mass Media, and the Making of Visual Culture in the Greater Yucatan Peninsula
THE QUESTION THAT CONCERNS us here is the critical evaluation of contemporary film and video representations of the greater Yucatan Peninsula as a repository of stereotypes derived from colonial discourse and as manifestations of the culture industries,...
Visual Literacy through Cultural Preservation and Cultural Resistance: Indigenous Video in Micronesia
VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY IS AN EXCITING FIELD, one where the ideas of anthropology can be expressed in a way that is accessible to people both within and outside academia. Visual anthropology is also a refreshing exercise in creativity because it is a method...
"You See the World of the Other and You Look at Your Own": The Evolution of the Video in the Villages Project
WHAT PURPOSE DOES ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM SERVE?' Whom is it for? Is it for scientists, television audiences, its subjects? Can there be overlaps or common goals? This is the prickly question underlying much ethnographic film production. It is routinely addressed...