Films

Emerging Visual Anthropologists Showcase

In this special showcase we present three exciting new short ethnographic documentaries.  In Alice Xue Yu’s Rootless, a family straddling city and country life embody the fading of Mongolian culture in China. Kelly Adam's One Man's Trash observes a veteran sanitation worker who curates a museum of discarded objects in an East Harlem garage. Neoliberal ideology, human rights, and the economics of fair trade converge in Michelle Aguilar's El Cacao, a look at the chocolate industry. in Rana Jarbou's Hajwalah, a young man’s passion for illegal joyriding provides a novel perspective on life in Riyadh.

This screening will be followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Dr. Pegi Vail, Graduate Program in Culture and Media, NYU.

Co-presented by New York University Center for Media, Culture, and History