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Shooting Freetown

Synopsis
A decade since Sierra Leone’s devastating civil war, from the ashes rises a new dawn of creativity in audio-visual media. Inspired by Jean Rouch’s ‘shared anthropology’ and ‘ethno-fiction’, SHOOTING FREETOWN follows three people forging their way in film and music in the nation’s capital, facing the constant struggles with vision and resourcefulness. By incorporating collaborative video projects, their stories give a fresh image of post-war Freetown, presented to the world through their own lens.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2011
Notes
In English and Krio [with English subtitles]
Subjects
Anthropology; Media studies
Keywords
Rouch, Jean (1917-2004); Sierra Leone; video diaries; visual anthropology

Credits

Director
Kieran Hanson

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£15.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
29 minutes
Year
2013

Production Company

Name

Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology

Address
School of Social Sciences
The University of Manchester
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL
United Kingdom
Notes
Over 100 films produced by Granada Centre students, staff and film-makers working in association with the Granada Centre are now distributed by the Royal Anthropological Institute. Visit the RAI website for further details

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
https://www.therai.org.uk/film/film-sales External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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