Sunday, May 19, 2013

Land Called Wintersburg: An Ethnographic Film Project about Historic Wintersburg

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,  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:

   "The 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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