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Visual Anthropology Review

Vol. 30 (1) Spring 2014

Table of Contents

Current Issue: Spring 2014
Volume 30, Issue 1

SPECIAL ISSUE: NEW ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM IN CHINA

Introduction
Maris Gillette

ARTICLES

Writing in Water, or, Evanescence, enchantment and ethnography in a Chinese urban park
Angela Zito

Chai-Qian/Demolition: Reflections on Media Practice
J.P. Sniadecki

Documenting, Dramatizing, and Representing China’s Porcelain World in Broken Pots Broken Dreams
Maris Gillette

Making “Bored in Heaven: a Film about Ritual Sensation”
Cora Dean and Kenneth Dean

Fieldwork, Film, and the Tourist Gaze: Making 农家乐 Peasant Family  Happiness
Jenny Chio

REVIEWS OF FILMS DISCUSSED IN THIS ISSUE

Writing in Water. Directed by Angela Zito. 2012. Digital Video. 42 minutes. Color.  Distributed by: Angela Zito.
Ellen Zweig

Chai-qian (demolition). Directed by J.P. Sniadecki. 2008. Digital video. Color. 62 minutes. Sensory Ethnography Lab Series.
Jun Zhang

Broken Pots Broken Dreams: Working in Jingdezhen’s Porcelain Industry. Directed by Maris Gillette. Color. 2009. 28:52 minutes. Distributed by Maris Gillette, http://tiny.cc/bpbd09
Zainab Saleh

Bored in Heaven: A Film about Ritual Sensation. Directed by Kenneth Dean. 2010. Digital video. 80 minutes. Color. Distributed by Kenneth Dean, www.boredinheaven.com.                            
Paul Jakov Smith

农家乐 Peasant Family Happiness. Directed by Jenny Chio. 2013. Digital video. 70 mins. Color. Distributed by Berkeley Media LLC.
Laurie Hart

OTHER FILM REVIEW

Gringo Trails.  Directed by Pegi Vail. 2013. 78:58 min. Color. Distributed by Icarus Films, 32 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11201, www.icarusfilms.com
Luis A. Vivanco

REVIEW ESSAYS

Single Shot Cinema and Ethnographic Sympathy in Contemporary Indonesia: A Review Essay on The Eye of the Day (2001), The Shape of the Moon (2004), and Position Among the Stars (2011) by Leonard Retel Helmrich
James B. Hoesterey

“Since You are Filming, I Will Tell the Truth”: A Reflection on the Cultural Activism and Collaborative Filmmaking of Video Nas Aldeias
Zoe Graham

FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW

The 37th Annual Margaret Mead Film Festival, October 17-20, 2013
Jacqueline Hazen

 

 

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