Ethnographic filmmaker David MacDougal was interviewed by Ruth Ann Barrett of EarthSayers.tv at the What is Documentary? conference held at the University of Oregon in Portland, April 24-16, 2014.
He talks about his work filming children in three institutional settings in India. In 1997 he began conducting a study of The Doon School in Northern India. This resulted in five films: Doon School Chronicles (2000), With Morning Hearts (2001), Karam in Jaipur (2001), The New Boys (2003), and The Age of Reason (2004). Recent projects include filming at the Rishi Valley School, a progressive co-educational boarding school in South India based on the educational philosophy of Krishnamurti. His experimental film SchoolScapes (2007), made at Rishi Valley, won the Basil Wright Film Prize at the 2007 RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film. His latest film, Gandhi's Children (2008), concerns a shelter for homeless children in New Delhi. MacDougall is the author of Transcultural Cinema (Princeton University Press, 1998) and The Corporeal Image: Film, Ethnography, and the Senses (Princeton, 2006).
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David was educated at Harvard University and the University of California at Los Angeles and since 1975 has lived in Australia. More complete bio here.
|Organizations||Australian National University; University of Oregon|
|EarthSayers Rating||Highly recommended|
|Member of Special Collection||Culture and Consciousness|
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