Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Swedish Muslims and the Lebanese Civil War

The latest slideshows and radio documentaries by Ben Chesterton and David White at Duckrabbit are well worth checking out.

Both slideshows and documentaries are here: Swedish Racial Tensions and Lebanese Civil War.

It's interesting to see how different the slideshows and radio pieces are - what exactly does the addition of the visual element do to the voices, how do the two combine and what effect does this have on the listener/viewer. The radio pieces are longer and more in-depth, with the Lebanese Civil War using translators for the piece and the Swedish documentary using English-speaking Swedish residents. These are World Service/BBC Radio 4 type documentaries, which often have an annoying element of the generic Radio 4 voice (hugely irritating in other words) about them - what effect does the voice, its timbre, accent and harmonic qualities (can I say that) have on the listener?


Anonymous said...

Hmm I do not seem to be able to see the Rosengaard piece, should be published today. But there are some interesting points anyway.

"What sort of relationships do photographers form with the people that are the subject of their pictures" asks the Beeb in the intro to the Rosengaard program.
They would be better to ask "How does a geographically restricted population with a bad reputation and which is probably the most filmed, photographed and recorded in Sweden react when yet another photographer approaches them?"


colin pantall said...

It should be up now, Simon. Good questions, the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle of all media applies.

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