Accepted paper:

South of the Clouds - Indigenous ways of seeing

Author:

Karsten Krueger (Shantou University)

Paper short abstract:

Since the 1980s/1990s, Indigenous filmmaking and Community based Video ( Visual) Education Projects are becoming more and more the focus of media activities by Indigenous ethnic groups as part of their struggle against hegemonic global media representations of their own culture.This paper introduces the The Yunnan - Vietnam Community Based Visual Education and Communication ( CBV) Project 2006-2009 the first of its kind in China

Paper long abstract:

Since the 1980s/1990s, Indigenous filmmaking and Community based Video ( Visual) Education Projects are becoming more and more the focus of media activities by Indigenous ethnic groups as part of their struggle against hegemonic media representations of their own culture.Over more than two decades,anthropologists, communication scholars, documentary filmmakers and indigenous media activists have started to work together with local indigenous groups and communities,to technically support and to develop a common platform for human rights and indigenous rights advocacy and to develop indigenous filmmaking activities.Indigenous filmmaking activities and Community based Visual Education and Communication projects amongst the so-called "National Minorities" in China only started in the early 21st century. Scholarly work on these indigenous media projects in China was also completely inexistant. This paper tries to fill this gap by introducing the Yunnan & Vietnam Community Based Visual Education and Communication ( CBV) Project 2006-2009, the first of its kind in China.

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Anthropological visions. atlases of difference, multimedia arcades and non-linear arguments