This workshop discusses a turn in anthropological filmmaking: a creative blending of fact and fiction, ethnographic observation, archival history, literary theory and memoir.
Barbara Knorpp will be in conversation with filmmakers from this year's film programme to consider the politics and aesthetics of ethnofiction in relation to current debates in ethnographic film around collaboration and self-representation.
Can fictional devices enable spaces of participation and co-production which reshuffle the practice of ethnography? Is radical anthropology a tool for the self-determination of collectives and collective self-determination?
What kind of anthropological knowledge can be produced through a different storytelling in these works? Participating filmmakers will share their experiences and thoughts on the renewed currency of these approaches.
Barbara will be joined by Ed Owles, independent filmmaker and Associate Tutor in Visual Anthropology at Goldsmiths, who will be in discussion with filmmaker in-focus Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd, and David Redmon, director of Sanctuary - both of which have films featured in this year's festival programme.