1.Discuss the relationship between early Cinema and Anthropology in the 19th century.
In your discussion consider or compare the interest of early filmmakers and anthropologists use of the technology of film and photography to research the human condition. (write 2 pages)
2. Reflect on the Ethnographic films made by Robert Flaherty.
In your reflection address: Why is his cinema ‘participatory’? Why is his cinematic approach distinctive? (write 1page)
3. Explain how Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson used visual anthropology in an experimental way in Bali. Address their motivation to use vision and media as a research method and compare it to other visual works. (write 1-2 pages)
Use any of the books and films below as a source of citation
by Karl Heider
The University of Texas Press, Austin, 2006.
by Jay Ruby
The University of Chicago Press, 2000.
The Ethnographer’s Eye
by Anna Grimshaw
Cambridge University Press, 2001
Some other films:
Nanook of the North 1922, Man of Aran 1934, Louisiana Story 1948.
Grass, In the Land of the War Canoes.
A2551 Bateson+Mead, Childhood Rivalry in Bali and New Guinea, Trance and Dance.
N!ai, The Hunters, A Kalahari Family.