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Laurent Van Lancker both studied Film and Anthropology, and holds a PhD in Audiovisual Art. He is Professor in Audiovisual Anthropology at Aix-Marseille University, where he started a research group on “Alternative Narrative Ethnographic Forms”. He co-founded SIC – SoundImageCulture project lab. He made fifteen films (experimental, documentaries and fictions) and won nine awards. His early documentary works explored social and religious themes. Followed by a series of short works called 'Experimental Ethnographies'. Lately, he made three long-feature films around migration themes. His works draw on various modes: Collaborative, Hybrid and Sensory cinema. They propose a dialogue between ethics and aesthetics, poetics and politics. 

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