Ethnofiction is a neologism which refers to an ethnographic docufiction, a blend of documentary and fictional film in the area of visual anthropology.
It is a film type in which, by means of fictional narrative or creative imagination, often improvising, the portrayed characters (natives) play their own roles as members of an ethnic or social group. (Description taken from Wikipedia).
Introduction to Ethnofiction
- Ethnofiction and the work of Jean Rouch - Blog article from UK Visual anthropology describing the development of ethnofiction in the 1950’s by key practitioner Jean Rouch
- Ethnofiction and beyond: The legacy of projective improvisation in ethnographic filmmaking - Academic paper from Johannes Sjoberg, ethnofiction practitioner and academic at UoM
- Ethnofiction on Wikipedia - Contains useful filmography of ethnofiction films from the 1920’s to present day
- Ethnofiction - resources from methods@manchester