ethnographic times

With ↑this year’s EthnoFilmFest in Munich close (16 through 20 November 2011) I remembered some old associations.     The above screenshot is taken from the 46 seconds short film “↑Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory,” the first of a series of ten short films presented at the ↑very first commercial screening of movies—on 28th December 1895 in Paris, at the Salon Indien du Grand Café. The short piece is a documentary film, or an ethnographic film—if you take ethnographic in the strict sense of the term.     41 years later Chaplin brought “Modern Times” (1936) on the silver screen, … Continue reading