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    From: Michelle Flowers <>

    By the way Portia, you may want to subscribe to the VISCOM listserve so that
    you may partake in conversation with visual anthropologists, filmmakers and
    documentarians affiliated with Temple University's department of
    Anthropology and Visual Communications.
    Michelle Flowers

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    Date: Tue, 18 Aug 1998 10:56:47 -0400
    From: Cynthia Close <CCLOSE@DELPHI.COM>
    Subject: Re: VISCOM Digest - 13 Aug 1998 to 17 Aug 1998

    Reply to Portia Cobb;
    I would suggest the text "Cross-Cultural Filmmaking" by Ilisa Barbash and
    Lucien Taylor published by the U. of California Press.
    Also, DER has two new video/film releases which are very effective in the
    classroom for teaching Documentary film making. One is called "passing girl,
    riverside: An Essay in Camera Work" by Kwame Braun. It is the deconstruction
    of the act of filming, deals with ethics-very well done. It will be shown at
    the Mead Festival in NYC this year, it won an award at the Educational Media
    Awards in California, and it is nominated for the Basil Wright Prize at the
    RAI in London.
    You can rent or purchase a video from DER.
    The second is a 16mm film (available in video) called "Pepino Mango
    Nance". It is black and white, 11 minutes long and a little "gem"
    of a film. It was made by two students, Bann Roy and Gillian
    Goslinga at USC, for a classroom assignment. It demonstrates to students
    what can be accomplished under very restricted means.
    It won the best student film award at the SVA film festival and
    will also be screened at the Mead this year.

    You may get more information about each of these titles
    on the DER Web site under NEW RELEASES:
    Cynthia Close
    Executive Director
    Documentary Educational Resources
    101 Morse Street
    Watertown, MA 02472-2554
    Tel: 617-926-0491
    Fax: 617-926-9519

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