Rony, Fatimah. “The Third Eye” re ethnographic time

The people depicted in “ethnographic film” are meant to be seen as exotic, as people who until only too recently were categorized by science as Savage and Primitive, of an earlier evolutionary stage in the overall history of humankind: people without history, without writing, without civilization, without technology, without archives. In other words, people considered, “ethongraphiable” as opposed to “historifiable.” Fatimah ROny

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