Elphinstone Institute Annual Postgrad Ethnographic Film Workshop

January 29-30 2019

Ethnography is the effort to learn about people by learning from people. – Maribel Alvarez

This year’s workshop will be held over two days beginning Wednesday January 29. A particular focus of the workshop will be to explore how the editing process can provide enrichment and support for ethnographic film shot under field conditions. The workshop will feature the use of recent student films as well as edits on films made by Brewer including a recent experimental edit based on footage by Swiss filmmaker Susanna Knittel which resulted in The Last Vaquero on Tassajara Road and , on her own films including Singing “Bird”, Capturing the Mountain Picasso’s, Donation to the Museum and Gathering Dogbane.