American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary: The by Scott MacDonald

By Scott MacDonald

American Ethnographic movie and private Documentary is a severe heritage of yankee filmmakers an important to the improvement of ethnographic movie and private documentary. The Boston and Cambridge region is striking for nurturing those techniques to documentary movie through associations akin to the MIT movie part and the movie learn middle, the chippie middle and the visible and Environmental experiences division at Harvard. Scott MacDonald makes use of pragmatism’s specialize in empirical adventure as a foundation for measuring the groundbreaking achievements of such influential filmmakers as John Marshall, Robert Gardner, Timothy Asch, Ed Pincus, Miriam Weinstein, Alfred Guzzetti, Ross McElwee, Robb Moss, Nina Davenport, Steve Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, Michel Negroponte, John Gianvito, Alexander Olch, Amie Siegel, Ilisa Barbash, and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. by means of exploring the cinematic, own, relationships among those entire filmmakers, MacDonald exhibits how a pioneering, engaged, and uniquely cosmopolitan method of documentary constructed during the last part century.

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Daher besitzen sie eine Art Hamstertasche, die zur Aufbewahrung von allem Abfall und festen Resten ihrer Nahrung dient. »Wenn diese Tasche voll ist, leeren sie den Abfall auf einen gemeinsamen Abfallhaufen außerhalb ihres Baus. Die Blattschneider-Königin besitzt also von vornherein solch eine Hamster- oder Mülleimertasche. Es war nur noch eine leichte Änderung ihres Verhaltens nötig, um diese Tasche zur Aufbewahrung von Futter statt des Abfalls zu benutzen, und diese dann nicht auf den Abfallhaufen, sondern im Bau zu entleeren.

In diesen Burgen aus lebenden Wällen können die Königin und ihre Brut in aller Ruhe verbleiben, bis die Zeit des Aufbruchs abermals da ist. Während des Kriegs- und Wanderzuges werden Königin und Brut wohlbehütet in der Mitte der Heeressäule getragen, auf allen Seiten von wilden Kriegern bewacht. In Anpassung an dieses räuberische Nomadentum durchlaufen die Gepflogenheiten der Ameisen einen geregelten Zyklus. Das betrifft in erster Linie die Fortpflanzung des Volkes. Die Königin legt nicht ununterbrochen Eier.

Der Wettbewerb zu diesem Zweck ist so scharf, daß er zur Bildung von extrem großen Augen bei den Männchen geführt hat, um die Königin beim Flug in Sicht zu behal- ten, sowie ferner zu besonders starken Flügeln, um sie überholen zu können. Es liegt eine eigentümliche biologische Ironie darin, daß der Sieg im Wettbewerb um die Fortpflanzung dem Einzelwesen den Tod bringt. Der Begattungsakt beim raschen Flug durch die Lüfte ist eine schwierige Prozedur. Um sie zu erleichtern, hat sich in der Drohne ein Mechanismus ausgebildet, den Samen unter Druck herauszuschleudern.

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