DER Filmmaker – Christian Suhr

Christian Suhr Nielsen

  • Christian Suhr is a filmmaker and assistant professor at the Department of Culture and Society, Aarhus University. He is author of the forthcoming ethnographic film-monograph Descending with Angels about Islamic exorcism and Danish psychiatry based on 18 months doctoral fieldwork with Muslim patients, exorcists, and psychiatrists in the city of Aarhus, Denmark. He is the editor of the book Transcultural Montage (with Rane Willerslev, Berghahn 2013) and the director of the award-winning films Unity through Culture (with Ton Otto, DER 2011), Ngat is Dead (with Ton Otto and Steffen Dalsgaard, DER 2009), as well as “Want a Camel, Yes?” (with Mette Bahnsen, Persona Film 2005). He is the author of a number of articles dealing with visual anthropology, spirit possession, and psychiatry. His current film and research project focuses on traditional forms of healing in Egypt.