HIV/AIDS Report

Despite progress in treating children with AIDS and preventing HIV transmission, a report (pdf) that was jointly released by UNICEF, WHO, and UNAIDS says significant steps remain in order to slow the AIDS epidemic. The report identifies several factors that often hinder prevention and treatment efforts: “Poor geographical service reach, aggravated by weak health systems, … Continue reading HIV/AIDS Report

Film Crew Accused of Spreading Flu Epidemic to Peruvian Indians

A film crew of the British TV production company Cicada Films has been accused of spreading a flu epidemic to people living in isolated Matsigenka settlements in the Peruvian Amazon. The regional indigenous rights group FENAMAD, the Peruvian government and US anthropologist Glenn Shepard claim the Cicada producer and his Peruvian filmmaker guide traveled without … Continue reading Film Crew Accused of Spreading Flu Epidemic to Peruvian Indians

Film Crew Accused of Spreading Flu Epidemic to Peruvian Indians

A film crew of the British TV production company Cicada Films has been accused of spreading a flu epidemic to people living in isolated Matsigenka settlements in the Peruvian Amazon. The regional indigenous rights group FENAMAD, the Peruvian government and US anthropologist Glenn Shepard claim the Cicada producer and his Peruvian filmmaker guide traveled without … Continue reading Film Crew Accused of Spreading Flu Epidemic to Peruvian Indians

Connecting Through Film

Documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, whose prior work includes “Control Room,” is hoping that her new project, “Pangea Day,” will give people across the globe the opportunity to film life from their particular sociocultural perspectives. Amateur filmmakers made short videos highlighting their unique viewpoints, and underprivileged filmmakers did the same using donated cell phones equipped with … Continue reading Connecting Through Film

Connecting Through Film

Documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim, whose prior work includes “Control Room,” is hoping that her new project, “Pangea Day,” will give people across the globe the opportunity to film life from their particular sociocultural perspectives. Amateur filmmakers made short videos highlighting their unique viewpoints, and underprivileged filmmakers did the same using donated cell phones equipped with … Continue reading Connecting Through Film

Special Issue on Children and Childhood

The April 2008 AN features two In Focus commentary series on Children and Childhood. “Transforming the Anthropology of Childhood” examines new ways of thinking about childhood and children’s roles and experiences that move beyond the traditional limits of our discipline, and between subdisciplines. “Confronting Challenges in Research with Children” includes comments on the methodological challenges … Continue reading Special Issue on Children and Childhood