Film, Video Vanishing Pasts, Ethnographic Presents and Digital Futures: The Case of the Maasai Audiovisual Archives

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Title
Vanishing Pasts, Ethnographic Presents and Digital Futures: The Case of the Maasai Audiovisual Archives
Summary
This international documentary training program is discussed. This program aims to provide indigenous communities with the technical and methodological skills needed to record, maintain and preserve aspects of their traditional cultural heritage and public representations. The presentation provides an inside perspective into the aims, goals and initial results from the program. It is jointly produced by the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, the Maasai Cultural Heritage Foundation, a community-based organization of Maasai people in Laikipia, Kenya, the World Intellectual Property Organization in Switzerland and Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies.
Event Date
April 07, 2010
Notes
-  Guha Shankar is Folklife Specialist in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. His work includes providing training in ethnographic research methods, audio-visual production techniques and archival practices to members of cultural communities, students and scholars in the US and abroad. His research interests, publications and university teaching focus on diasporic community formations in the Caribbean, ethnographic media, visual representation, cultural sustainability and cultural policy.
Related Resources
The American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
African and Middle Eastern Reading Room: https://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/
Running Time
53 minutes 46 seconds
Online Format
video

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Vanishing Pasts, Ethnographic Presents and Digital Futures: The Case of the Maasai Audiovisual Archives. 2010. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4895/.

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(2010) Vanishing Pasts, Ethnographic Presents and Digital Futures: The Case of the Maasai Audiovisual Archives. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4895/.

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Vanishing Pasts, Ethnographic Presents and Digital Futures: The Case of the Maasai Audiovisual Archives. 2010. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-4895/>.

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