Early on in our project, we decided to ask miners if they could tell about their relation to work, mine and community in front of a camera as well. We produced a couple of interviews on our blog, but once we were rejected by top management, the idea of filming interviews became more sensitive. Eventually, we abandoned this part of the project, although we did produce interviews with academics as […]
Category Archives: Moviemaking
Posts related to our making of the documentary.
A video interview on work and mining with professor Jan Johansson, Luleå, Sweden (11 minutes):
A video interview on gender and mining with professor Lena Abrahamsson, Luleå, Sweden (11 minutes).
On his trip to Canada, Johan took the chance of placing professor Greg Poelzer in front of the camera (arranged and managed by Max Poelzer) to talk about the challenges to the mining industry in northern Saskatchewan. The emphasis on capacity building in the north, particularly in aboriginal communities, is strong and not something that we experience back home in the north of Sweden.
We’ve heard several arguments on how the role of photos and video will increase the views, likes and hits our project gets, if we manage to use such visual methods that is. We understand these arguments even though they are rather instrumental. Feels like we’re on “the market of research projects”, fighting for attention. See us, read and view us, pick us! But of course, to be honest, see us, read and […]
Why should we as researchers go on-line with this project? Going on-line: – force us to analyze and tell stories from the start – force us to visualize research (moving pictures, still pictures, sounds and words) – trigger our analytical imagination – could attract other analysts and storytellers that help us advance the project – could attract possible participants that we normally don’t find – could make the research […]