25 June, 2015: Film screening Visual Ethnography students

Is voluntourism a problem in Nepal? Why is pentecostalism one of the most successful global religious phenomenons? How different are the perspectives of inhabitants, volcanologists, NGO’s and 'myth-takers' on volcano landscapes and relocation? And what has fencing to do with change in cultural, social and daily life? Thursday our MA students will present their films in room 0A28.

In for a free filmfestival? Thursday June 25th our students of the MA track Visual Ethnography will present the research documentaries they made in the Netherlands, Iceland, Nepal and Indonesia.

They will give a short presentation and aftwerwards a Q&A. So go and take a peek any time from 9:00-18:00h in room 0A28.


Programme

25 June, 2015 -

Room 0A28, Pieter de la Court building, Leiden

9:00 - 11:00 Annelise Reid - Moved By the Spirit

Elva Lilja Horsthuis - Lifandi Jör ð The Living Earth, Perspectives on Icelandic Volcanism

11:00 - 11:15 Short break
11:15 - 12:30

Sacha Varkevisser - The Business Of Charity

12:30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 14:45 Salina Berentsen - Migration Metaphors: Reflections On Migration Through Art

Marleen Oostenrijk - Save Our Village: Activating Community In Aarlanderveen

14:45 - 15:00 Short break
15:00 - 17:00 Claudia Balthussen - In The Fencingzone: Interplay Of Change In Fencing

Nora Wildenauer - Fighting for Nothing to Happen


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Film&makers

Annelise Reid: Moved By the Spirit (work in progress, 30-40 minutes)
Pentecostalism is one of the most successful global religious phenomenons today. My research has shown that this attraction has to do with the way believers experiences the Holy Spirit. This film therefore zooms in on such experiences of the Holy Spirit within the Pentecostal community of 'De Open Deur' in Alphen aan den Rijn. The Holy Spirit manifests himself on a regular basis within specific weekly rituals. In my film, these rituals become important in understanding religious experiences for both the subject, researcher and hopefully the viewer.

Moved By the Spirit. By Annelise Reid

Moved By the Spirit. By Annelise Reid

Elva Lilja Horsthuis: Lifandi Jörð The Living Earth, Perspectives on Icelandic Volcanism (work in progress, 35-40 minutes)
Iceland can be considered a living earth. This film explores different perspectives on volcanism and volcanic landscape and how these perspectives influence the lives and experiences of the people involved. The perspectives of the 'experts by experience' (people from Heimaey), the perspective of the 'expert by knowledge' (volcanologist) and the perspectives of the 'myth-makers' (tourist industry) and the 'myth-takers' (tourists) will be presented.

Sacha Varkevisser: The Business Of Charity (55 minutes)
How do people who actually experience voluntourism think about voluntourism in orphanages? The film ‘the business of charity’ looks beyond media discussions that mainly criticize the practice. The viewer is taken to an orphanage in Pokhara, Nepal to discover how people who are involved in this orphanage moralize about voluntourism and the roles of orphanages

The Business Of Charity. By Sacha Varkevisser

The Business Of Charity. By Sacha Varkevisser

Salina Berentsen: Migration Metaphors: Reflections On Migration Through Art (work in progress, 20 minutes)
Today I will present a preliminary version of some sequences of my ethnographic film as an outcome of more than three months of fieldwork in Amsterdam West along the community art project ‘Ik was niet van plan te blijven’ about 50 years of migration in the Netherlands. My film and thesis will reflect how perspectives on migration of refugee-artists in relation to ‘participants’ (mostly former Moroccan and Turkish guest workers from different generation) take shape artistically and socially within the social art project.

Migration Metaphors: Reflections On Migration Through Art. By Salina Berentsen

Migration Metaphors: Reflections On Migration Through Art. By Salina Berentsen

Marleen Oostenrijk: Save Our Village: Activating Community In Aarlanderveen (work in progress, 30 minutes)
Farmers have stopped and shops have closed down. Industrial revolution and modernity brought social change to rural Aarlanderveen. As housing prices rise, young villagers move, leaving a growing gap of people between age 20 and 40. To protect the quality of life of their village in the beautiful Green Heart of the Netherlands, members of the interest committee try to gain permission and assistance for new family home building projects. This film explores a variety of aspects of village life and encounters inhabitants as they share their struggles, passions, frustrations and hopes.

Save Our Village: Activating Community In Aarlanderveen. By Marleen Oostenrijk

Save Our Village: Activating Community In Aarlanderveen. By Marleen Oostenrijk

Claudia Balthussen: In The Fencingzone: Interplay Of Change In Fencing (40 minutes)
Open to contextual meanings, a wide range of ordered and disordered processes connect in fencing in a temporary shared space. Touching someone with an epee without you yourself being touched shows how conventionalized actions mix with spontaneous intentions, emotions and states of mind of fencing masters, -teachers and -students. Throwing light on technical and ritual acts offers viewers insights into different (symbolic) meanings, and how fencing could be connected to change in cultural, social and daily life.

Nora Wildenauer: Fighting for Nothing to Happen (48 minutes)
After the volcanic eruption of Mount Rokatenda, the people of Palue Island in east Indonesia shall be relocated. But are the planned relocation and the 'new' life at Besar Island really promising? Fighting for Nothing to Happen, based on three months of ethnographic fieldwork, accompanies Father Cyrillus, priest and employee of a Christian NGO, in his efforts to promote and drive forward the relocation project. A worried host community and unclear land rights at the relocation site, a corrupt and unorganized government in the district capital and impatient refugees in temporary shelters are challenging Father Cyrillus and his companions in their attempts to make the best of the situation.

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