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Title The professional foreigner : Asen Balikci and visual ethnography / written and directed by Rolf Husmann ; produced by Manfred Kruger and Rolf Husmann
Published Watertown, MA : Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (63 min.)
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 2
Summary Asen Balikci has been a leading figure in making ethnographic films for many decades. In a series of talks between Balikci and filmmaker Rolf Husmann in different locations, the life and work of Asen Balikci are shown and discussed the film takes us from Asen's youth in Istanbul to his career in Canada where he became famous for making the Netsilik Eskimo Series, to filming in Afghanistan and then turning to two other activities of his as a networker for the Commission on Visual Anthropology (CVA) and as a teacher of Summer Schools in Siberia and Bulgaria. His film work among the Bulgarian Pomak and his still ongoing work in Sikkim (India) conclude the film which is not only the portrait of a famous expert in Visual Ethnography, but also more generally touches upon vital issues of ethnographic filmmaking
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Event Recorded in Sikkim, India, Istanbul Turkey and Canada in 2009
Notes Previously released as DVD
This edition in English
Subject Balikci, Asen, 1929-
Anthropologists -- Biography.
Visual anthropology -- Canada.
Visual anthropology -- Afghanistan.
Visual anthropology -- Russia (Federation) -- Siberia.
Visual anthropology -- Bulgaria.
Visual anthropology -- Himalaya Mountains Region.
Netsilik Eskimos.
Bhotia (Tibetan people)
Ethnographic films.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Documentary films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Balikci, Asen, 1929- interviewee
Krüger, Manfred, producer
Husmann, Rolf, author of screenplay, director, interviewer, producer