Accepted paper:

White Sunshine Weather

Author:

Ane Bonde Rolsted

Paper short abstract:

Filmed at Denmark's largest institution for mentally disabled adults, this film explores how educators and residents relate to each other through the institution’s experimental pedagogical initiatives.

Paper long abstract:

White Sunshine Weather (Hvid Solskinsvejr, Denmark 2010) is a 29 min ethnographic documentary, which explores the relations between educators and mentally disabled seniors. The film focuses on miniature details and everyday life processes through which it raises questions of anthropological interest. By showing interactions and pedagogical initiatives, the film explores how 'the other' is constructed in interaction. The senses play a crucial role in how everyday life is lived and how the educators work with the disabled seniors - and the images of the film capture the tactility of this very relationship.

panel W401
Ethnographic film screening