West Bowling Together

By Posted in - on February 19th, 2015 1 Comments

This film was made for my Masters in Visual Anthropology in 2014 and follows my summer research project, in which I worked alongside Claire Wellesley-Smith, an artist based in Bradford, West Yorkshire, on Hive’s Heritage Lottery Funded Project ‘the Fabric…

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Afluentes

By Posted in - on February 2nd, 2015 0 Comments

An ethnographic documentary on ‘spiritual tourism’ in Peru and contemporary shamanic practices using ayahuasca plant medicine. LISTED FOR CHANNEL 4 / ONE WORLD MEDIA’S STUDENT AWARD 2013 Afluentes are small rivers or streams that flow towards a bigger river or…

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Haraka Baraka

By Posted in - on January 12th, 2015 1 Comments

Movement is a Blessing After having lived in the Netherlands for over 20 years my parents, Gulzar and Shwan, decided to move back to Kurdistan. Escaping the Iraqi regime as refugees in the early 90s, Iraqi Kurdistan has recently developed…

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Inside The Wood

By Posted in - on October 27th, 2014 0 Comments

Aaron Keydar has been creating wood sculptures in the Spanish island of Formentera for more than forty years. Inside The Wood explores Aaron’s life-memories through the place where he lives and the surfaces and textures of the Mediterranean landscape. This…

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Shooting Freetown

By Posted in - on September 22nd, 2014 0 Comments

A decade since Sierra Leone’s devastating civil war, from the ashes rises a new dawn of creativity in audio-visual media. Inspired by Jean Rouch’s ‘shared anthropology’ and ‘ethno-fiction’, Shooting Freetown follows three people forging their way in film and music…

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The Yayas de l’Elegance

By Posted in - on September 8th, 2014 0 Comments

S.A.P.E is the acronym for the Society of Ambience Makers and Elegant People. The followers of this movement call themselves sapeurs, men devoted to elegant dressing. SAPE becomes a performed experience encompassing a world of meanings and symbols. Originally from…

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