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Two awards for Visual Ethnography films

The master's specialisation in Visual Ethnography offers students the possibility to graduate by producing their own ethnographic film. The films 'Living Art', by alumna Tina Krüger, and 'Across Gender', by alumna Anouk Houtman, have received two awards.

Living Art by Tina Krüger

The ethnographic film ‘​​​​​Living Art’ is a captivating sensory journey into the art practices and aesthetics of seven young contemporary artists in Maputo, Mozambique. At the Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival, ‘Living Art’ received an award on Best Feature. 

Across Gender by Anouk Houtman

Across Gender’ is an ethnographic film about the negotiation of visibility of trans people in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Through different people and spaces, the film gives a varied image of trans persons in Yogyakarta and challenges stereotypes. The stories are documented in the midst of anti-LGBT sentiments and actions in early 2016 and illustrate how the negotiation of visibility is an ongoing and difficult process.

At the Thessaloniki International L.G.B.T.Q Film Festival in Greece,‘Across Gender’ received the Documentary Short Film Audience Award. 

Interested in the ethnographic films of the Visual Ethnography class of 2017?
Join the film screening on 17 October at Kijkhuis, Leiden.