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Florian Walter

  • Phd Cand.
  • Teaching Coordinator at the MA program Visual and Media Anthropology
  • Freie Universität - Free University, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology (MA Visual and Media Anthropology)
  • 6PublicationsNumber of items in Florian's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 8Followers

Research interests

ethicsindigenous media/subject-generated filmmedia/communicationtranscultural montagecollaborative filmmakingexperimental modes of audiovisual representationsmedia and the sensesvisual and media anthropologySocial and cultural anthropology

About

Florian Walter studied Social Anthropology and Ethnology of Latin America in Göttingen, San Cristóbal de Las Casas (Mexico), Puebla (Mexico) and Berlin. He did three years of fieldwork in Chiapas, Mexico. He earned his master’s degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin in 2006. He completed two internships in the framework of the following media projects: Indigenous Photographers and Indigenous Filmmakers, which are associated projects of the CIESAS-Sureste (Research and Advanced Study Centre of Social Anthropology of the Southeast Mexico), San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. Since 2006 he has been in the doctorate program of the BIK (Institute of Cultural Research Bremen), Universität Bremen, and Guest Researcher at the CESMECA-Unicach (Advanced Study Centre of Mexico and Central America – University of Sciences and Arts in Chiapas)in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Mexico. From April to October 2005 he was a lecturer of Visual Anthropology at the BUAP (Autonomous University Benemérita of Puebla), Puebla, Mexico. Since April 2007 he has been a lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. Since November 2008 he is guest-lecturer at the Institute of Social Anthropology, EHI (University of Tallinn, Estonia). Besides working on various projects in his documentary film company „Filming Culture“ (www.filming-culture.com), he organizes the film screening of anthropological documentaries at the LNdW (Long Night of Sciences) in Berlin. His main fields of interest are theory and practice of anthropological filmmaking, art and anthropology, media anthropology, indigenous media projects, communication theory and post-modern theories of culture. His regional focus comprises the following regions: Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, East Africa and Europe. Filmography On the Road with Maruch, Documentary, 2008, 43min., 16mm-Film, Super8, 24pA, Spanish and Tzotzil with English subtitles.(director, producer) Lucha Libre – Mexican Wrestling, Documentary, 2007, 9min., Mini-DV, Spanish with German subtitles.(director, camera, editor) Morokapel´s Feast – The Story of a Kara Hunting Ritual, Documentary, 2006, 26 min., MiniDV, Kara with English subtitles. (editor) Schneeblind, Short fiction, Documentary, 2006, 8min., Super8, German. (director, editor) K´uxa pas Maruch?, Documentary, 2004, 40min., Mini-DV, Spanish and Tzotzil with English subtitles.(director, camera, editor) My Job: Traditional Healer, Documentary, 2002, 20min., Mini-DV, Tzotzil with English subtitles.(director, editor, translations) Film Festivals and Screenings On the Road with Maruch(director, producer) Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade (2008), - Special award for combining ethnography, visual representation and personal narrative Cinema “Babylon” in Berlin-Mitte, Germany (2008) Cinema “Foundry” in London, GBR (2008) Worldfilm Festival, Tartu (2009) K´uxa pas Maruch (director, producer) Ethnofilmfest, Berlin (2005) Conference Visuelle Ethnologie, Berlin (2005) Morokapel´s Feast (editor) EthnoFilmfest, Berlin (2007) Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade (2007), -1st Prize in student’s Competition International Ethnographic Film Festival, Quebec (2008) Dialëktus Festival, Budapest (2008) Worldfilm Festival, Tartu (2008) Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival (GIEFF), Göttingen (2008)

Followers (8)

  • Juan Javier

    Juan JavierUniversity of Bonn

  • Laura Coppens

    Laura Coppens

  • Dr Carl Edwin Lindgren

    Dr Carl Edwin LindgrenLondon College of Teachers

  • Giancarlo Gomero

    Giancarlo GomeroUniversidad Complutense de Madrid

  • Beatriz Fiuza

    Beatriz FiuzaFree University of Berlin Peter Szondi Institute of General and Comparative Literature Studies

  • Tom Boellstorff

    Tom Boellstorff

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Following (5)

  • Giancarlo Gomero

    Giancarlo GomeroUniversidad Complutense de Madrid

  • Beatriz Fiuza

    Beatriz FiuzaFree University of Berlin Peter Szondi Institute of General and Comparative Literature Studies

  • Tom Boellstorff

    Tom Boellstorff

  • Fidel Devkota

    Fidel Devkota

  • Dusan Petkovic

    Dusan Petkovic

Publications (5)

  • Media en hermanamiento transcultural. Más allá de la herencia cultural y de la antropología visual colaborativa (in review)

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  • Transcultural Partnership Media - Beyond Cultural Heritage and Collaborative Filmmaking (in peer review)

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  • On the Road with Maruch

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  • Culture, tradition and change from an indigenous perspective - a media-anthropological communication study in Chiapas, Mexico (Kultur, Tradition und Wandel aus indigener Perspektive - eine medienethnologische Rezeptionsforschung in Chiapas, Mexiko)

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  • My Job - Traditional Healer

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Professional experience

Teaching Coordinator at the MA program Visual and Media Anthropology

Freie Universität - Free University, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology (MA Visual and Media Anthropology)

March 2010 - Present

PhD Candidate

University of Bremen, BIK (Bremer Institut für Kulturforschung)

October 2006 - Present

Research Associate

University of Cologne, Research and Teaching Network: Media, Culture and Society Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology

March 2009 - March 2010(a year)

Lecturer (freelance)

Freie Universität - Free University, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology

October 2006 - March 2009(2 years)

Guest Lecturer

EHI, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Tallinn, Estonia

February 2008 - April 2008(2 months)

Editor (Final Cut)

Avantgarde Society for Communication, Berlin

May 2006 - May 2007(a year)

Education history

Magister Atrium (Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Freie Universität - Free University

June 2006 - Present

Magister Atrium (Archeology / Altamerikanistik)

Freie Universität - Free University

June 2006 - Present