The film explores the relationship between educators and residents at Denmark’s largest institution for people with learning difficulties. Through mainly five residents and two educators we encounter a variety of pedagogical initiatives, all aiming at ensuring the best possible life for the residents. Daily life and interactions in the department for the elderly acts as a micro cosmos displaying how Danish disability politics influence practice. Carefully filmed in close cooperation with all participants –residents and educators alike– the film provides insights into how ‘performance’ can be an asset to visual anthropology.
Ane Bonde Rolsted completed an MA in Visual Anthropology, University of Manchester 2010. Prior to her MA studies, she studied Ethnography. Since 2006, she has been involved in various projects using visual methods as knowledge production and communication. Ane currently works as a consultant in south Greenland.