Eda Elif Tibet
Eda Elif Tibet is an independent documentary filmmaker and a visual anthropologist from Istanbul. She filmed and directed award winning documentary films under her own label KARMAMOTION a non- hierarchical collective run by academics, artists and activists. Her recent films are Ait Atta Nomads of the High Atlas (2020/ with Inanc Tekguc), Awakening a Fairy Tale (2020 / with Inanc Tekguc), Ballad for Syria (2017/ with Maisa Alhafez), Refugee Here I Am (2015 / with Enzo Ikah), Hey Goat! (2014) AMCHI (2013), 28 Days on the Moon (2012).
She is currently a Postdoc researcher at the Geography Institute (University of Bern) and works towards co-creative and transformative methodologies through performance ethnographies and experiments on multi-modal anthropology publications combining written words with images, audio visuals, soundscapes, video clips and musical documentary films. She has just very recently finished a sensorial ethnographic film on the transhumance among the Ait Atta tribe in Morocco in collaboration with the Global Diversity Foundation where she is an overseas media consultant.
She has obtained her PhD from the University of Bern (Switzerland, 2019) and holds an MPhil degree in Social Anthropology from the University of Kent (UK, 2013) where she has been a graduate teaching assistant with departmental scholarship. As part of her doctoral research funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation, she followed the lives of the unaccompanied asylum seeking youth in Turkey right at the time of the drafting processes of the EU & Turkey deal (2015-2016), Project Web Site: TRANSEDUSCAPES
Adopting innovative audio-visual research and communication methodologies with the asylum seeking youth, her work has been listed as one of the best practices of participatory scholarship by the European Culture Foundation.
Her research and teaching encompass the relations between postcolonial thought and mobilities, the commons, sentient ecologies and livelihood rights, visual anthropology and independent documentary filmmaking, the application of critical pedagogies, as well as strategies of non-formal education, to social movements and the promotion of participatory action research and multi-modal engaged anthropology.
She is a core faculty member at the Global Environments Summer Academy- the Institute of Environment and is an advisory member of the “Enacting Global Transformation” Initiative at the Center for International Studies of the University of Oxford and a founding member of ETHNOKINO , a curatorial ethnographic film screening program taking place at the Kino in der Reitschule cinema in Bern, Switzerland.