Mara Lin Visser - Visual Anthropologist

Filmmaker & Anthropologist

Say cheese, say sexy | Visual Methods | 2015

A short documentary on costume photography and the production of ‘Dutchness’ in Volendam. In cooperation with Lise Zurné. In the fisherman’s village Volendam, one can find all kinds of ‘emblems’ of ‘Dutch culture’: windmills, herring, cheese factories and wooden shoes. This film explores how Dutch identity is constructed in the practice of costume photography. The filmmakers examined the story behind this popular ritual and identified a central role for claims to authenticity within this theatre. Mara Lin Visser & Lise Zurné Netherlands | 2015 | 16 min. Dutch spoken, English subtitled

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