Three generations of the Christman family practice a bird song at Viejas reservation in San Diego County California. Ethnographer Richard Carrico is documenting the performance.
Once upon a time, long ago, a minor donation was entered into accession records at the Bristol City Museum in England. The well intentioned donation eventually became a challenge in curation for the museum as well as part of a developing legend over nearly a century in the donor’s family. The making of this film helped […]
La Casona is a settlement on the Guaymi Indigenous Reserve in the Coto Brus canton of southern Costa Rica. In October 2015, Teri Brewer accompanied cultural geographer and ethnobotanist Jeannine Koshear as co-investigator and filmmaker for an initial revisit of this community where Koshear worked 25 years ago. Brewer and Koshear worked to document Guaymi […]
Michael and I were delighted to be able to join in as participants in the Southwest Folklife Alliance’s Rio Sonora Fieldschool based in Banamichi Mexico this past June. The idea of filming the field program and its visits on a casual basis soon turned into a more serious project to carefully record each local visit […]
Archaeology from the Ashes is a film short about wildfire and archaeology in California. It focuses on the San Diego back country, where a complex topography and a convoluted wildland/urban interface together with older fire suppression practices which are now widely questioned contributed to the ferocity of a string of wildfires between 2000 and 2010. One […]
Off to the North Country I went to help produce an episode of archaeological television. So, what would be my line? One of the decisions interns have to make is what aspect of the production they most want to work on. A few months ago I might have said camerawork, but I am firmly moving […]
Last week I participated in the Mini Masterpieces programme being run during summer session at Bristol University. My challenge was to complete a short video, from pitch to final edit in just over two weeks, with the assistance of a professional team. I would direct, something I was a little better prepared for than a […]