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Screening & discussion with Laura Liverani

This event is part of the online Lecture series: Migration, Memory, and the Art of Storytelling on Film hosted by Megha Wadhwa and David H. Slater.

Online event /13 August 2024 (Tue)

11:00 to 13:00 (CEST)

18:00 to 20:00 (JST)

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Ainupuri by Laura Liverani and Kanako Uzawa | Norway| 2024| 14 min| English| With support of Nordisk Kulturfond and Oslo Historisk Museum

Ainupuri, a collaboration project between Laura Liverani and Kanako Uzawa, is a short ethnographic film that investigates and reframes the histories behind ethnographic museum collections in Europe, as seen from an indigenous perspective. Ainu artist and scholar Kanako Uzawa researched the collections and reconstructed the counter-narratives that Ainu objects in the museums embody, in the form of narration, poetry, song, dance, and performance; these personal and collective histories are mediated by Laura Liverani's visual storytelling, in a constant dialogue between the two artists.

Laura Liverani is a documentary photographer and filmmaker works mainly on socio-

anthropological issues focusing on community and identity. She is currently based in Berlin, formerly between Milan and Tokyo. Her photographic work is featured in magazines, books, exhibitions and festivals worldwide. Her photo series of the Ainu was published and exhibited internationally, including the  Tokyo Photographic Arts Museum in Tokyo. Her latest work focused on documentary projects for institutions such as the University of Milano - Bicocca, the Polytechnic of Milan, and the University of Tokyo. As a filmmaker, she co-directed with Neo Sora the documentary film Ainu Neno An Ainu.

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This project is a part of BMBF (Federal Ministry of Education and Research Germany) funded project – Qualification and Skill in the Migration Process of Foreign Workers in Asia and supported by Free University of Berlin, Goethe University Frankfurt and the ICC Collaborative Research Unit “Visual Studies and Displacement in/to Japan”, a Joint Research Unit between Institute of Comparative Culture of Sophia University Japan and Free University of Berlin.



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