Skip Norman: Filmmaker, Cinematographer, Visual Anthropologist, Teacher. This edition of Rosa Mercedes is dedicated to the life and work of Skip Norman. It will be published in multiple parts during the year 2021.
Apart from directing Riffi (1966), Blues People (1968), Cultural Nationalism (1968), and his thesis film Strange Fruit (1969), Norman was a prolific cinematographer collaborating closely with other students including Helke Sander, Holger Meins, Johannes Beringer, and Harun Farocki.
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This issue includes contributions by Gerd Conradt, Carlos Bustamante, Johannes Beringer, Helke Sander, Georg Lehner, Shirikiana and Haile Gerima, Klaus Wyborny, and Brigitte Tast.
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The documents span several decades and highlight some of the different geographical, cultural, and working contexts in which Skip Norman lived.
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In March 2018, we screened five films directed by Wilbert Reuben “Skip” Norman (1933–2015). We knew little about him and his work.
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