1.) In Rony's essay "Flaherty's Nanook of the North" he states that "the indigenous woman is there to be uncovered, her body - and this is true of ethnographic cinema in general - to be scopically possessed by the camera/filmmaker and the audience as well." Is this subjugation to scopic possession unique to the subjects of ethnographic cinema or is it a problem inherent to film itself? In what ways does this tie into Foucault's theory of film as a form of punishment?
2.) Rony also quotes Bronislaw Malinowski as saying, "The final goal, of which the Ethnographer should never lose sight... is, briefly, to grasp the natives' point of view, his relation to life, to realize his vision, of his world." In what ways does this statement represent an attempt to possess "nativeness"? Why is it important for the anthropologist/European to become native; what political, ethical, or institutional purpose does this act serve?
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