Etnografisk film: At low tide
What does a filmic engagement ask of subjects, audiences, and, crucially, the anthropological filmmaker herself?
At low tide
Director: Anna Grimshaw. 2016 (63 min).
Every day, carrying the simplest of tools, diggers across coastal Maine set out at low tide to dig for clams on the wide, mud flats that stretch far into the bay. But it has an unusual beauty emanating from the ebb and flow of the tide, the shifts of light and wind, the skill and rhythm of digging, and the sound and texture of deep, viscous mud. The film evokes the sensory richness and poetic nature of clamming as well trips taking place outside our door.
Syopsis: RAI film.org