Videogalerie Feldforschung

Pilot Mumbai Film

by Annelies Kusters

This film is our pilot study which was recorded at the end of the course, in which research assistant Sujit acted as deaf research participant. This film gives you an impression of what we are doing in Mumbai, the kind of data we are collecting and recording, and how we will use the images to create a documentary. There are a number of mistakes, including with the lighting, camera settings, and framing – we were practicing, after all! In the final documentary, we will portray six different deaf Mumbaikars in their interactions with (familiar) strangers and acquaintances throughout the city.