Current Issue

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Video Message from Greg Scott Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Video Ethnography

We're pleased to debut JVE, the world's first peer reviewed journal of ethnographic movies, made up entirely of video "articles" with social science concepts, theories and ideas at their core. The 5 films presented in this inaugural issue display the intellectual rigor and technical quality singled out in an anonymous, peer review selection process by 3-member panels representing a wide range of disciplines. Enjoy this inaugural issue!

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Cadences by Alexandra Tilman

Video (37 min. 14 sec.), France: Cadences is a documentary situated in Le Havre, a French de-industrialized town. It tells the story of the son of a steel worker who has decided not to follow his father's path but rather to embrace the clandestine techno movement called free parties. Three interdependent stories combine in this film. (...more)

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Grrrl Love and Revolution: Riot Grrrl NYC by Abby Moser

Video (41 min. 36 sec.), USA: The Riot Grrrl movement of the 1990s launched a feminist punk revolution that continues to inspire young women, including the "Pussy Riot" protestors in Moscow, and to garner extensive academic and music criticism. Due to a "media blackout" by Riot Grrrl members, very little video documentation of this important piece of feminist and pop culture history exists. (...more)

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The Mother Hen by Sydney Silverstein

Video (25 min. 29 sec.), USA: Shot in and around a single household in the Amazonian city of Morales, Peru, The Mother Hen follows Irene and her extended family of daughters, granddaughters, lovers, cats, and chickens through domestic space and daily practices. (...more)

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Status and Stigma by Melanie Langpap

Video (47 min), German: Is there really a "good," "worthy," long and healthy life possible with HIV? The female filmmaker is HIV-negative , according to the test result just after the rape. It takes three months now to get the final test. There is hope, and she really hopes. Yet, does it mean it is hopeless if not? Would she go for the test, disclose her status?. (...more)

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U.S. vs. Narciso, Perez and the Press by Geri Alumit Zeldes

Video (26 min. 51 sec.), USA: During a six-week period in the summer of 1975, 27 patients experienced respiratory failure and 11 patients died at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In June 1976, after an intense FBI investigation, two Filipina nurses, Filipina Narciso and Leonora Perez, were charged with injecting the patients with the muscle relaxant Pavulon. The jury found the nurses guilty of conspiracy to poison three patients and dropped the murder charge against Narciso. (...more)

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Editor's Pick


In Security by Ron Harpelle

In Security is an engaging and thought-provoking documentary about how barbed wire, a simple 19th century invention used to claim land for agricultural purposes, has evolved into a silent sentinel that acts as a means of control over people and spaces around the world. Since its inception, barbed wire, a.k.a. the "Devil's Rope," has become a ubiquitous feature of our daily lives, yet we never give it a second thought. Used as a security barrier, it surrounds pastures in the countryside, parking lots, homes and other buildings. While its general purpose is to establish a boundary, barbed wire is also used as a frontline obstacle by the military forces of the world, as a boundary marker between countries, and as an impenetrable wall around prisons and other institutions that demand absolute control over the movement of human beings. (...more)

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Call for Submissions

Sept. 15 - Oct. 15, 2014 Call for submissions for the second issue. Click here for author / director guidelines and other policies for more info.

Sept. 15, 2014 Publication of first issue