"Into the Field", Romania, 2005, 28 min., DVD, animated
Distribution: Documentary Educational Resources50 Fitzroy Street W1T 5BT London, United Kingdom
I accompanied my collaborator during her fieldwork at Varatec monastery, where she was documenting the every day "secular" lives of Romania Orthodox nuns. I filmed Alyssa in sequences of stop-motion 16mm animation focused on the personal challenges and absurdities of working in the field. Alyssa edited these into the film as an overall structure that exposes her own role, difficulties, jokes--her subjectivity behind the camera.