TPO39L2 Community-determined Film (Anthropology)



1.What are the speakers mainly discussing?

A. The effects of ethnographic films on the communities being studied.

B. The process of making a community-determined film.

C. The topics typically discussed in community-determined films.

D. The efforts of filmmakers to record in their own communities.


2.What is one way ethnographers try to gain a community’s interest in participating in a film?

A. They visit regularly to discuss any concerns.

B. They send letters describing the purpose of the film.

C. They research the history of the community.

D. They show a film about another community.


3.What does the professor imply about the role of the village council members?

A. They decide whether or not a film will be made.

B. They make sure all community members appear in the film.

C. They prefer to do most of the interviewing themselves.

D. They are generally not involved in the filmmaking process. 


4.According to the lecture, why do ethnographers live within the community they are filming? [Click on 2 answers.]

A. To teach filmmaking techniques to the community members.

B. To earn the trust of the community members.

C. To learn about daily life in the community.

D. To reduce the cost of travel to the community.


5.What does the professor imply about the interview process?

A. It is the most time-consuming part of the filmmaking project.

B. It results in the most interesting scenes in community-determined films.

C. It does not give the filmmakers enough control over the finished product.

D. It is to a large extent controlled by the community members.


6.What do the speakers suggest are two shortcomings of community-determined films?

[Click on 2 answers.]

A. They are often expensive to produce.

B. They are too long for most audiences to enjoy.

C. They do not translate people’s exact words.

D. They rarely contain all the scenes to community wants.


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