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fi rst ethnographers to exploit fi lm. He purchased a movie camera during his New Guinea expedition of 1904–1906, having realized that photographs were inade- quate to record dance choreographies.5 During his next expedition, 1907–1909, Pöch fi lmed in the Kalahari.6 His fi lm Bushman Speaks into a Phonograph has become one of the most cited early documents in ethnographic fi lm history. Pöch’s POW-camp fi lms leave today’s viewers uneasy. In principle, they were part of an anthropological research project and, thus, no more or less problematic than many

fi rst ethnographers to exploit fi lm. He purchased a movie camera during his New Guinea expedition of 1904–1906, having realized that photographs were inade- quate to record dance choreographies.5 During his next expedition, 1907–1909, Pöch fi lmed in the Kalahari.6 His fi lm Bushman Speaks into a Phonograph has become one of the most cited early documents in ethnographic fi lm history. Pöch’s POW-camp fi lms leave today’s viewers uneasy. In principle, they were part of an anthropological research project and, thus, no more or less problematic than many