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date: 07 August 2022

ethnographic film 

Source:
A Dictionary of Film Studies
Author(s):

Annette Kuhn,

Guy Westwell

A practice of *documentary film and of visual anthropology informed by the theories, methods, and vocabulary of the discipline of anthropology, involving use of the film camera as a research tool in documenting whole, or definable parts of, cultures with methodological awareness and precision. In its strictest definition, ethnographic film constitutes a form of academic research, with an intended audience of scholars of anthropology. Precursors of ethnographic film can be seen in the earliest ... ...

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