Critical Writing Index

Places in the Sun: Tribes and Tribulations

by Judith Shulevitz

Film Comment Magazine, Jan. 1990, v. 26, no. 1, pp. 2,4

Judith Shulevitz discusses the politically mobilizing potentials of home-video technology utilized by Vincent Carelli and Brazilian tribes to reaffirm and preserve Brazilian tribal cultural identity. Implementing John Rouch's notion of "participant observation" of the tribal lifestyle, Carelli's award-winning videos Video in the Villages and At the Girl's Party at the Eighth Native American Film and Video Festival are unconventional and empowering approaches to ethnographic filmmaking.

ITEM 1990.075 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Video in the VillagesVincent Carelli

At the Girl's PartyVincent Carelli