Looking at Themselves

The film is an attempt to question the ways in which the visual narrative is constructed when using the feedback method. The feedback provided by the people involved (the young performers but also the elders) in the Babaluda Feast, turned out to be very important in offering an insight to the ways in which the Feast was depicted by the visual ethnographer. By recoding the shared visual ethnography, which was arranged in big groups in a large screening rooms, but also in small groups in private houses, the film will try to experiment the ways in which the visual narrative is constructed by looking at, the looked at. The montage method of the film will use a chronotopic montage technique (Bakhtin), in which the time and space unity will be enacted in a visual ethnographic present.

Mihai Andrei Leaha

Born in 1985, Mihai Andrei Leaha is a filmmaker and a PhD student in Philology at the European Studies Faculty of the Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, while also studying for his Master’s at the Media Studies Department of the same University. He is a founding member of the Orma Sodalitas Anthropologica Association and the director of Triba Film, an independent production company.