Soldier on the Roof

By Posted in - on May 13th, 2015 0 Comments

The ancient West Bank city of Hebron is a holy place for Jews, Muslims and Christians. In Hebron’s oldest neighborhood is a small Jewish settler enclave surrounded by 120,000 Palestinians. All are watched over from the rooftops by a large…

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Être présent | being here

By Posted in - on April 30th, 2015 0 Comments

Henry is a Senegalese fisherman who lives and works in the Netherlands. While he spends most of the year in Amsterdam, he travels back to West-Africa every winter, where he nowadays fishes with tourists. être présent is an adventure story…

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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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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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By Posted in - on January 21st, 2015 0 Comments

This film explores how participants respond to being photographed, how they comport for the camera, how they see themselves and how they express ideas of being seen. The setting is a reconstruction of the grid system used in early anthropometric…

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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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