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Since 2006, I have been taking along my video film camera on my fieldwork trips. My main priority in this documentation was authenticity. None of the scenes were staged or reshot, everything was filmed in a trusting atmosphere and with the consent of the participants. I deliberately refrained from dramatic shots and sound backdrops, in order to avoid turning the scenes into some exotic sensation but rather show them for what they are: a part of the normal, local life. For the sake of authenticity I have refrained from using cinematic tool like sound design and close-ups for enhancing the emotional level (I generally kept a respectful distance from those being filmed). This also involves adjusting the rhythm of the films to the living pace of the people.

All films have been shown to those filmed and were authorised by them.  

The Toposa and Turkana trilogies document different aspects of life, and in their sum allow for an insight into the local life between tradition and modernity.

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