Make a Movie...

A  number of prominent movie makers have started their careers in anthropology. For example:

Dan Yon
(PhD York 1995; Associate Professor, Anthropology)

Dan Yon has produced a number of films on anthropological themes. His latest is ‘SATHIMA’S WINDSONG’ (2010). The film is a lyrical portrait of the life of acclaimed South African jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin, born in Johannesburg in 1936, raised in Cape Town, interfaced with jazz greats of the world, and now based in New York City.

Sam Dunn

(MA York 2000 ). Sam obtained his MA in Anthropology from York University in 2000 and has been making films since. His latest is the 2008 music documentary Global Metal. His interest in the "culture of heavy metal music" has now given birth to an 11-part television series "Metal Evolution" to be aired on MuchMore music channel beginning 11 Nov. 2011. For more, see: Chief Headbanger.

If this career path appeals to you, consider doing a minor (honours minor 36 credits) from among our Cultural Studies offerings:

Required (18 credits):
AN 2110 6.0 Core Concepts in Anthropology
AN 2120 6.0 Visualizing Ourselves, Visualizing Others
AN 3350 6.0 Culture as Performance: The Anthropology of the Arts

Electives (18 credits):
AN 3020 6.0 Race, Racism and Popular Culture
AN 3120 6.0 The Anthropology of Tourism
AN 3130 3.0 Archaelogy and Society: Local Pasts in Global Present
AN 3230 6.0 Women, Culture and Society
AN 3550 6.0 Science as Practice and Culture
AN 4220 6.0 The Cultures of the Web
AN 4350 3.0 Perspectives on Visual Anthropology
AN 4440 3.0 Anthropology of Masculinities
AN 4550 3.0 Anthropology of Cosmopolitanisms