Ethnographic Film

Ethnographic film is a type of documentary film that is made by anthropologists or other researchers as a way of studying and documenting the culture and customs of a particular group of people. Unlike traditional documentaries, which are often narrated by a voice-over or on-screen presenter, ethnographic films often take a more immersive approach, allowing the people and communities being studied to speak for themselves and tell their own stories. Ethnographic films are often shot over a period of time and are intended to provide an in-depth look at the daily lives, beliefs, and practices of the people being studied. They are an important tool for visual anthropologists, as they provide a way of capturing and sharing the rich diversity of human cultures and experiences with a wider audience.