BALKAN PORTRAITS

Asen Balikci
Bulgaria 1995 | 72 Min. | S-VHS
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Asen Balikci

This pro­gram is the result of Asen Balikci’s visual anthro­pol­o­gy sem­i­nar for five young native trainees, orga­nized in the mul­ti­cul­tur­al area of Gotze Delchev, South­west Bul­gar­ia. After instruc­tion in visual anthro­pol­o­gy strate­gies, and video­graph­ic tech­niques, the native trainees (two Bul­gar­i­an Chris­tians, one Gypsy, and two Bul­gar­i­an Mus­lims) were invit­ed each to pro­duce a pro­gram on a sub­ject of their choice. The project’s aim was to encour­age the native video­g­ra­phers to express their orig­i­nal per­cep­tion of their own communities.