The California State University - Long Beach Anthropology Department presents its annual film festival, Visual Anthropology Showcase, featuring an ethnographic film about the efforts to preserve Historic Wintersburg. The screening is 6 p.m. Friday, May 24, at the Long Beach Historical Society.
For several months, a group of California State University Long Beach anthropology students have been following the progress of the preservation effort for Historic Wintersburg for a class project. Their final assignment is a short ethnographic film.
The film, Land Called Wintersburg, debuts at its very first film festival on Friday, May 24, 6 p.m., Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, CA,
90807, http://hslb.org/. The public is welcome.
The Visual Anthropology Showcase is hosted by the Historical Society of Long Beach, 4260 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach, California.
From the anthropology class Facebook page:
Department of Anthropology at CSULB is proud to present the 2013 Visual
Anthropology Showcase at The Historical Society of Long Beach. This
year we will be presenting a number of student-produced augmented photo
essays and ethnographic films that explore the ways in which images and
sounds can be used to engage and represent sociocultural worlds - in
collaboration with film subjects and communities. We will also have a
Khmer classical dance performance this year!!!
The projects cover
a range of topics including: Gender in the World of Warcraft; Jazz,
improvisation and the creative process; Prumsodun Ok's revitalization
and modernity through Classical Cambodian dance; the role of Food, Music
and Art in the Occupy Movement; an augmented reality tour of Cambodia
Town in Long Beach; reclaiming the original meaning of Dia de los
Muertos; Jewish tattooing and the Holocaust; saving the oldest
Japanese-American church in Orange County; Steampunk culture."
Those working on the preservation of Historic Wintersburg appreciate the interest and time of the anthropology students, some of whom plan to continue following our efforts.
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