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The Interaction between Visual and Written Ethnography in Subtitling

Zhang, Jinghong


This article explores how subtitles are applied in ethnographic film editing. Based upon doctoral research and accompanying films, I will illustrate how the key ideas in the writing could be re-addressed and re-interpreted in the films through certain ways of subtitling. I argue that appropriate subtitling not only presents the individuality of the subjects directly, but also allows the filmmaker to pronounce his/her own voice indirectly, which responds to as well as differs from written...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Visual Anthropology
DOI: 10.1080/08949468.2012.720200


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