ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Eegimaa: plants, rituals & rice farming

By Martha Tsutsui|June 6, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the LAST short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ELAR deposit Documentation of Gújjolaay Eegimaa (Basse-Casamance – Southern Senegal) deposited by ELDP grantee Serge Sagna. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Serge, and the speakers who made this film possible! All of the beautiful short films can be viewed

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Eastern Khanty

By Martha Tsutsui|June 1, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ELAR deposit primary data of Vasyugan and Aleksandrovo dialects of Eastern Khanty deposited by ELDP grantee Andrey Filchenko. Vasyugan river dialect becomes an extinct language. Living now in large multi-ethnic villages, the very few remaining speakers are

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Meakambut at Amiñimba

By William Harvey Parker|May 25, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing some footage from the Meakambut ways of speaking: Audio-visual documentation of communication practices in a small semi-nomadic hunter-and-gatherer society in Papua New Guinea deposited by ELDP grantee Darja Hoenigman. On this film, Darja writes: The Meakambut are a group of 62 tropical foragers living and moving in their mountainous limestone country in the Northern fringe of Papua New Guinea Highlands. They speak their

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Dulong (Trung)

By Martha Tsutsui|May 11, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

This week on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Documentation and Description of Dulong (Trung)‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Ross Perlin. On this film, Ross wrote: Dulong (Trung) people live along the river and have several traditional ways of fishing. One sunny

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Documenting a Religious Minority: Zoroastrian Dari in Kerman

By Martha Tsutsui|May 4, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Documenting a religious minority: the Dari dialect of Kerman, Iran‘ deposited by ELDP grantee Saloumeh Gholami. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Saloumeh and the speakers who made this film possible! Check back here on the blog to

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El Trompo de Esteban Guadalupe, Yoloxóchitl, Guerrero

By Martha Tsutsui|April 27, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Last week on the ELAR blog, we shared this film which was created by Chouette Films from documentation from the ‘Yoloxochitl, Guerrero, Mexico Mixtec stories and other oral traditions‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Jonathan D. Amith. This week on the blog, Jonathan is sharing footage from his documentation fieldwork: On this film, Jonathan writes: Esteban Guadalupe Sierra, de Yoloxóchitl, Guerrero, un hablante del mixteco de esta comunidad, le explica y

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Yoloxóchitl

By Martha Tsutsui|April 20, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Yoloxochitl, Guerrero, Mexico Mixtec stories and other oral traditions‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Jonathan D. Amith. Thank you to Anna, Remy, Jonathan, and the speakers who made this film possible! Check back here

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ELDP Project Highlight (Part 2): Meakambut ways of speaking: Audio-visual documentation of communication practices in a small semi-nomadic hunter-and-gatherer society in Papua

By Martha Tsutsui|April 13, 2017|ELDP Project Highlight|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, is back on the blog to share another excerpt from her field diary from her work on Meakambut in Papua New Guinea. To learn more about this project, visit the ELAR archive at here. On my first trip I brought with me digitized video material which the anthropologist Borut Telban, who works in Ambonwari village, recorded when he met the Meakambut in 1991. These videos, which

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ELAR & Chouette Films Video Installation: Paunaka – Bolivia

By Martha Tsutsui|April 12, 2017|Video Installation|0 comments

Today on the ELAR blog, we are sharing the next short film from the video installation created by Anna and Remy Sowa of Chouette Films. The film featured in this post was created from footage from the ‘Documentation of Paunaka‘ deposit at ELAR, deposited by ELDP grantee Swintha Danielsen. This video shows two of the few last speakers of Paunaka, an Arawakan language of Bolivian Amazonia. The old lady María Cuasace is talking about

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SOAS We Talk

By Martha Tsutsui|April 6, 2017|Uncategorized|0 comments

To celebrate 100 years of SOAS in 2016, SOAS We Talk was proposed in collaboration with the SOAS World Language Institute. SOAS We Talk is for anyone who is passionate about language, culture and SOAS, and highlights the great diversity of the school. As SOAS started its centenary celebrations, Language Documentation and Description students wanted to contribute to the festivities with a project of their own. SOAS We Talk was

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