A practice of documentary film and of visual anthropology informed by the theories, methods, and vocabulary of the discipline of anthropology, involving use of the film camera as a research tool in documenting whole, or definable parts of, cultures with methodological awareness and precision. In its strictest definition, ethnographic film constitutes a form of academic research, with an intended audience of scholars of anthropology.
Kuhn, A. & Westwell, G. (2012). "Ethnographic film." In A Dictionary of Film Studies. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 23 Dec. 2015.
Resources about ethnographic film are scattered throughout the GN 347's and PN 1990's. To see what our catalog has, click on one of the following subject searches:
Articles and other writings about movies can be found in many publications. Our collection doesn't include publications which look exclusively at ethnographic films, however there is a journal for visual anthropology. You can search Film & Television Literature Index to find articles or use the search box at the top of the page.