Making it Interesting

Slawomir Sikora
Karolina Dudek
1 hour and 12 minutes


A film on the mediatization of wedding rituals.

The idea to make a film on the mediatization of wedding rituals was developed during ethnographic research on visuality in culture. Nowadays rituals are in the process of mediatization and media is becoming more and more ritualized. The wedding ceremony is a perfect example of this. The film juxtaposes anthropologists' footage shot during the wedding of a Polish-English couple and interviews made later on with original material shot by the wedding photographers and the film they made of it. This heteroglotic narration is just as much an interesting image of the contemporary wedding ceremony as a meta-commentary on the global phenomenon of wedding films.