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Portrails 2016

Portrayal – a depiction of someone or something in a work of art or literature; a picture
Trail – a mark or a series of signs or objects left behind by the passage of someone or something.

 

This year’s screening of fourteen final year visual anthropology projects took us on an afternoon long journey with the portrayal of groups or particular people as a common theme.

We were very happy to welcome Dr Virginia Pitts from the School of Arts as a new judge to award a  prize in her name. She has a remarkable wealth of experience in practice-based research projects developed in part out of her career in British and New Zealand film and television industries. You can learn more about her research, creative work and very popular teaching  here. Having held many roles in documentary and television drama production we were very curious what she would make of video productions made by students doing all the preparation, camera-work and editing themselves.

We also welcomed back Professor Hugh Brody, who has been a stalwart supporter of our screenings for many years. He is Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley as well as being an Honorary Professor here at the University of Kent. His films and publications have have been hugely influential in engaging with contemporary indigenous peoples’ challenges. His most recent project, ‘Tracks across Sand’, is an interactive DVD project focussed on the first Bushman land claim in South Africa containing some remarkable archival footage and resources now shared across the whole continent.

 

More recently he has been working on a video project in ‘the Jungle’ in Calais.

Student productions were shown in groups with the opportunity of a joint Q&A at the end of each screening.

To hear a review of all the films by Professor Hugh Brody, the prizes being awarded and see the prizewinning films scroll down.

For a taste of each of the films see our trailer:

 

 

 

Portrails...2016

(Click to access film blogs and films)

Untucked Margate                       Callum Rolfe

It’s all Greek to Me                Christina Stavridi

The Re-Invention of Food Culture     Olanrewaju (Larry) Idowu

 

Bibliophile                   Casey Harris

Humdrum Thoughts                 Sara Copham

Exploring 5Rhythms   Johanna Nyloy & Richard Murray

 

Asocial                 Soffia Kristinsdottir

MIND | ME             Marianna Tarvainen

Esta Vida de Imigrante    Rebecca Giannecchini

The Cast     Lissa Davies

 

The Cheesemaker       Lucia Munoz- Sueiro

Aishiteru/I love you 2     Tomoko Obata

A Vauxhall Agila Ecoflex         Ellie Brown

A Different River     Christopher de Coulon Berthoud

 

 

PRIZES AWARDED

 

 

The Hugh Brody Visual Anthropology Prize

Runner Up- Asocial      Soffia Kristinsdottir

Winner- Exploring 5Rhythms   Johanna Nyloy & Richard Murray

 

 

 

 

 

The Virginia Pitts Prize

 

Runner Up-MIND | ME    Marianna Tarvainen

Winner-The Cast     Lissa Davies

 

 

The Public Engagement Prize (The Lynn Bicker Foundation)

Presented by Professor Michael Fischer

Esta Vida de Imigrante    Rebecca Giannecchini

 

 

 

Audience Prize

Presented by Dr Daniela Peluso

Runner Up-  MIND | ME             Marianna Tarvainen

Joint Winners:    Aishiteru/I love you 2     Tomoko Obata

                              Asocial                 Soffia Kristinsdottir

 

 

Photographic Record of Portrails 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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