AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

Graciously We Receive

by J. Fredrick Dent

Institution: University of North Texas
Year: 2012
Keywords: Volunteer; symbiosis; ethnography
Record ID: 1943238
Full text PDF: http://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc115067/


Graciously We Receive is an ethnographic documentary film about Hearts for Homes, a volunteer Christian outreach organization that does no-cost home repairs for low income elderly homeowners. Graciously We Receive examines the symbiotic relationships between volunteers and the homeowners, addressing the need to be needed by meeting the needs of others. Using qualitative research methods derived from the social sciences, Graciously We Receive represents an advancement in media-based research methods. with the introduction of quick cine-ethnography, which combines quick ethnography methods and grounded theory for data acquisition and analysis, Graciously We Receive applies anthropological research methods to documentary film production.