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Accepted Paper:

Bréviaire d'un regard - Breviary of a Vision Tome III The Ovahimba Years / Rina Sherman  
Rina Sherman (k éditeur)

Paper short abstract:

Transmedia présentation "The Ovahimba Years" visual ethnography study in Namiba and Angola; the genesis, seven years of fieldwork, research results and conservation donation of my archive to the French National Library and subsequent multimedia exhibition at the BnF-François in Paris (2015).

Paper long abstract:

The Ovahimba, a community of cattle farmers, live on both sides of the Kunene River border between Namibia and Angola. For seven years, the ethnographer, filmmaker and photographer Rina Sherman lived with a family during a fieldwork study of the Ovahimba cultural heritage. She documented aspects of their everyday and ritual lives. The archival collection consisting of several hundred hours of video and sound, thousands of photographs, drawings and notes, composes a unique ensemble of this community, both of universal interest and innovative as an ethnography. In 2014, Rina Sherman donated it to the French National Library and in 2015 the BnF hosted a exhibition that provided a multimedia overview of her seven years of work with the Ovahimba and other Otjiherero speaking communities.

This transmedia presentation "The Ovahimba Years / Rina Sherman" visual ethnography study in Namiba and Angola explores in multiple media: Photography, Video, Drawings, Text and Sound, the origins and design and financial development stages of the project, the seven years of fieldwork in Namibia and Angola, the processing of research results that ensued from the fieldwork and the conservation donation of my archival fonds to the French National Library (BnF) in 2014, as well as the subsequent multimedia exhibition hosted by the BnF at the François Mitterrand site in Paris in 2015.

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