A NEW ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM CHANNEL AND BOOKS FOR TABLETS AND COMPUTERS
Barrie Machin, artist, anthropologist, author has just published more than fifty videos about: Cretan anthropology, healing exorcisms in Sri Lanka, rare footage of Tibetan religion in Ladakh, Nambiquara Indians, Indian rituals, Japanese theme parks and Indigenous Australia.
Professor André Singer says:
Barrie Machin has worked on his own pioneering super 8 and portable video and has amassed a unique and impressive body of work, which he is now making available via the internet. The films were not made for broadcasting but work well on computers and tablets which makes them particularly relevant for today's massive expansion in the use of such devices.
His work includes a complete set of Sri Lankan rituals to be found nowhere else as far as I know...
There are also rare videos about the Nambiquara the Amerindian people written about by Claude Levi Strauss..
Professor André Singer
CEO and Creative Director, Spring Films, London.
Adjunct Research Professor of Anthropology,
USC Dornsife, Los Angeles, USA.
Vice-President, Royal Anthropological Institute, London.
Barrie Machin has made over one hundred ethnographic videos in Greece, Sri Lanka, India, Brazil and Australia including the prize winning Iramudun and Burnt Harvest. He was described by Fadwa El Guindi in 2007 as the earliest anthropologist to make extensive use of video in the book Visual Anthropology: Essential Method and Theory.
He received the American Blue Ribbon for the best film in cultural studies 1984, the prize for a film of outstanding scientific and artistic excellence, Second International Visual Anthropology Film Festival, Parnu Estonia 1988, and the Anthropos-Omega Lifetime Achievement Award 1988 in association with the Festival dei Popoli alongside Jean Rouch, Claudine de France and Karl Heider.
All his videos will appear on this channel.
BARRIE HAS JUST RELEASED HIS NEW ELECTROPNIC BOOKS WHICH ACCOMPANY THE CRETAN FILMS:
PASSING SHADOWS: A Movie, Death in Crete, Songs of Fate and Other Essays. This book contains the only film of its kind of a traditional Cretan funeral and funeral dirges. At the same time it is a reflection on immortality.
The extraordinary story of survival —
STELIANOS BERVANAKIS: A WAR STORY
WARRIORS AND MAIDENS an Ethnographic Study of Cultural Codes in a Western Cretan Mountain Village
Barrie Machin is also the author of a number of other books on a wide range of subjects, including Antarctica: A Travel Survival Guide, comic sketches from 1982 in Beyond the Cringe: Sex Drugs Fishing DIY Terrorism The Assassination of American Presidents And Other Fun Things, The Moral Premises of Nuclear War, a children’s book David is An Animal, and an artist’s book of his prints—La Rêverie Sauvage.
He lives in Tasmania.
The full list if his videos can be found at www.barriemachin.com
Skype name barrie.machin2