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Lecture

Film & Symposium Steef Meyknecht

Date
Sunday 27 November 2016 - Monday 28 November 2016
Location
Kijkhuis & Research Center for Material Culture

On Sunday 27 and Monday 28 November, the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology at Leiden University, together with friends and colleagues from all times and disciplines, will commemorate the life and work of Steef Meyknecht (1951 - 2015).

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About Steef Meyknecht

Steef Meyknecht was teaching Visual Ethnography (filmmaking and photography) at the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology from 1980 till 2014. He was an anthropologist-filmmaker and a photographer and strongly believed in the capacity of the image to convey the worlds of the communities he did his research on; predominantly inside the Netherlands.

He produced 7 films, most of which were shown on television. In the years that he was teaching anthropology students at the institute, he would readily share his wide experience in filmmaking with his students.

Film and discussion

We invite you to watch and discuss a selection of his films with us, to share memories of his teachings or your collaboration with him, and to contribute to the discussion at the symposium, aimed at reconstructing his vision on Visual Ethnography and especially Ethnographic Cinema, through memories of his teaching and of collaboration with him, in order to help us publish an edited volume on his work, reflecting this vision and his passion for the ethnographic film.

On Sunday 27 and Monday 28 November a selection of his films will be screened at Kijkhuis, with invited speakers who will comment on their collaboration with him: Dirk Nijland (emeritus Associate Professor in Visual Anthropology at Leiden University), Ton Guiking (co-director of Karspel 2), Jelle Redeker (editor of several of his films), Carla van der Meijs (sound person for several of his films) Cees van der Wel (commissioning editor at TV Rijnmond), and Joost Verheij (producer of several of his films).

Symposium

During the symposium on Monday 28 November at the Research Center for Material Culture national and international speakers will engage in a discussion with each other and the audience on the position of Steef Meyknecht in Visual Anthropology as a discipline and as a practice.

Speakers are the renowned Visual Anthropologists: Paul Henley (Granada Center for Visual Anthropology) and Peter Ian Crawford (NAFA, Aarhus University), Eddy Appels (Beeld voor Beeld), Janine Prins (independent filmmaker, Leiden University), Metje Postma (Leiden University), and Nora Wildenauer (alumna Leiden University).

Programme at Kijkhuis - 27 & 28 November

November 27 - Film screenings: Early Work
Location: Kijkhuis, Vrouwenkerksteeg 10, Leiden

10.00 - 10.15: Opening
10.15 - 11.45: Karspel 2 (1991, 73’). Aftertalk with Ton Guiking
12.00 - 13.30: Rouch's Gang (1993, 70’). Aftertalk with Joost Verheij and Dirk Nijland
14.00 - 15.00: Dfl 171.15, to be spent in Africa (1994, 49’)

November 28 - Film screenings: A Distinguishing Style
Location: Kijkhuis, Vrouwenkerksteeg 10, Leiden

09.30 - 09.45: Opening
09.45 - 12.15: Boarded Up (2000, 110’). Aftertalk with Carla van der Meijs & Jelle Redeker
12.30 - 14.30: Tobacco, Truths and Rummikub (2010, 93’). Aftertalk with Cees van der Wel

Programme at RCMC - 28 November

November 28 - Symposium
Location: Research Center for Material Culture, Steenstraat 1, Leiden

15.30 - 17.00: Forum discussion on the position of Steef Meyknecht in Visual Anthropology with Peter Ian Crawford (NAFA, Aarhus University), Paul Henley (Granada Center for Visual Anthropology), Eddy Appels (Beeld voor Beeld), Janine Prins (independent filmmaker, Leiden University), Metje Postma (Leiden University), and Nora Wildenauer (alumna Leiden University).
17.00 - 18.00: Drinks

Entrance

 €5 single ticket, €10 day-pass (lunch included), €15 passe-partout (both days, lunch included). Payment is cash only at the door. Reservations via e-mail: ve@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

The Symposium on November 28 is free, reservations are desired via e-mail: ve@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

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