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Caremotions 2017

CAREMOTION –noun- finding balance between the care of others and self, and the emotions during video making.

Etymology-(coined in Canterbury 2017) a synthesis of care, motion, emotion, motion picture and commotion.

 

 

This year’s screening and celebration of our final year visual anthropology projects was a tremendously rich experience. Many of the people in the films attended and contributed to the discussions and Q and A. After each series of projects the audience had the opportunity to share their impressions in small groups before directing attention to the filmmakers. Our discussion started from the filmmakers making observations about the connections between their films and what it was like to see it on the big screen.

This blog post includes audio of the Q and A, photos and presents the prize winning films at the end. For more information some of the films have websites. There you can explore and find links to the films.

The first series of films dealt with student life, study/work balance challenges, university choice and mutual support.

 

24 Hour Loan                          Nadia Eldekvist

A Gardener Muses                 Ellery Nagle

Different Strokes               Helena Emmanuel

Cheers Hun                 Clarissa Michalitsianos

 

Nadia, Clarissa and Helena (L to R) during the Q and A.

 

 

The second series of films take us into questions of identity, home and sanctuary

Finding me in Engrisi Kondre         Rachel Gefferie   (Field Diary) (Website)

Recede in te ipsum                       Margherita Gorini

Sanctuary                                      Katie Sharpe

From the Cubby With Love                    Joe Spence

 

Rachel, Margherita, Nick, Martin and Joe during the Q and A. Nick and Martin are the two protagonists and collaborators in Joe’s film ‘From the Cubby with Love’.

 

The final four films are very diverse and reach out to family, friends and on issues where care and emotionality really come to the fore. They most exemplify the title of our screening: CAREMOTIONS, which we coined to communicate something of the challenge of finding a balance in video-making in care of others and self.

 

Life of Lili                  Claudia Shearman

Cooking Ghosts        Catriona Blackburn

In One Vital Motion     Axelle Van-Wynsberghe

Painting a Journey        Evleen Price

Claudia, Catriona, Axelle and Evleen during the Q and A.

 

 

PRIZES AND AWARDS

Professor Hugh Brody joined us again this year to award the Hugh Brody prize. In the morning we celebrated the opening of a new editing suite in the school named after him.

 

He awarded two prizes.

 

Cooking Ghosts        Catriona Blackburn (Runner Up-Hugh Brody Prize)

Catriona receiving the Hugh Brody Runner-Up Prize.

 

Recede in te ipsum                       Margherita Gorini (Hugh Brody Prize)

Margherita receiving the Hugh Brody Prize.

 

 

This year the renowned Taiwanese academic and ethnographic filmmaker, Professor Daw-Ming Lee, joined us and awarded two prizes. This was one of the final events of his visit to the University of Kent and the UK and he was struck by how the students had managed to create such great films in only a term. He awarded two prizes.

 

 

 

Painting a Journey        Evleen Price (Runner Up-Daw-Ming Lee Prize)

Evleen receiving the Daw-Ming Lee Runner Up prize.

 

Finding me in Engrisi Kondre         Rachel Gefferie (Daw-Ming Lee Prize )

Rachel receives the Daw-Ming Lee Prize.

 

 

The public engagement prize is based on the combination of website and public value of their film. It was awarded by Alan Bicker for the Lynn Bicker Foundation.

 

 

 

In One Vital Motion     Axelle Van-Wynsberghe (Public Engagement Prize)

 

Axelle receives the Public Engagement Prize from Alan Bicker on behalf of the Lynn Bicker mentoring foundation.

 

 

The Audience prize was awarded on the basis of 1st and 2nd place votes of audience members.

 

Life of Lili                  Claudia Shearman (Audience Prize-Runner Up)

 

Claudia receives the Runner-Up Audience Prize from Daniela Peluso.

 

 

From the Cubby With Love                    Joe Spence (Audience Prize)

 

Joe receives the Audience Prize from Daniela Peluso.

 

After the screening we all went to the Gulbenkian foyer to share food provided by the students.

 

 

 

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