Luento: SURREALIST SENSIBILITY IN ETHNOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARIES - Ethnographic documentary in the Finnish Academic tradition

Fil.tri Ilkka Ruohonen
In this paper I document the use of strands of experimental and interpretive anthropological theory to demonstrate (to the Finnish Academy)that a film as a form of ethnographic representation presents vivid cultural phenomena and contributes to constructively analyzing and interpreting theory, while contributing to the development of theory.

My intention is to redress the logocentric imbalance apparent within anthropology in Finland.

Is the anthropological film possible without conventions?

Ilkka Ruohonen

Finnish Dr. Ruohonen was born in Helsinki during some time of the 20th century. His
Filmography includes:

“The Carnival Laugh” (La Risa Carnavalesca) (Karnevaalinauru) (2000)
“A Platonic Concept of Hate – Visual and Geertzian Notes on the Venezuelan Cockfight” (Platoninen vihan käsite) (2001),
“Episodes of Beauty. Me and Marshall Sahlins in the Universe of the Eastern Venezuelan Beauty and Power” (2002)
“Riemukkuutta ja murhetta” (2002)
“El Maíz Mágico y los Tractores Chinos” (2003)
“Blood and Sand in the European Elsewhere” (2003)
“Flying the Bolivarian Skies” (Volando en los Cielos Bolivarianos) (2004)
“Maximum Attack!! Anthropology of Speed” (2005)
”Tricular sobre las latas bailando” (2006, a. Dancing and Drinking Anthropologically in Ibero America, b. Last Salsa in Cumaná, c. Mi Alma - My Soul
“Faculty of Arts” (2006)
“Ethique Aesthetique” (2006)
“My Urban Kalakukko Museum” (2006)
“Polttava salaisuus” (2007)
“Their Daily Bread” (2007)