DOC FILM: Off the Verandah – film o Bronisławie Malinowskim

Wyjątkowy film dokumentalny z 1986 o antropologu Bronisławie Malinowskim, którego pracą zafascynowany był Ryszard Kapuściński. Film przedstawia nie tylko działalność Malinowskiego na obszarze Pacyfiku, ale również w Afryce.

Film na youtube w języku angielskim z portugalskimi napisami:

Series: Strangers Abroad, Programme 4
Director: André Singer, Bruce Dakowski (writer and presenter)

Central Television’s major documentary series looks at the first anthropologists to stop ‘armchair theorising’ and go out to live among the peoples who so interested them.
Bronisław Kasper Malinowski was born into an aristocratic family in Poland in 1884. It was the chance reading of Frazer’s Golden Bough that put him on the path of his future career. He pursuit anthropological training at London School of Economics and was awarded a doctorate for work on Australian Aborigines, based on data provided by Spencer and Gillen. Following a first field study among the Mailu off the New Guinea cost, using the well-tested formula of his predecessors, Spencer and Rivers, he moved 1915 to the Trobriands. There he abandoned the veranda and developed his style of fieldwork, which came to be called participant-observation: speaking the language, living in the community and becoming part of it, making a detailed record of all aspects of native life. Malinowski’s intimate experience with Trobriand society generated a growing awareness of the myriad of links that hold society together.

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