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Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Ethnographic Film Series

Wednesdays 1 PM, Khalili Lecture Theatre

ALL ARE WELCOME

Seminar series flyer for download: Ethnographic Film Series 2013/14

Previous Events in this series

Before Tomorrow, 2008, 92 min

Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu

19 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cannibal Tours, 1987, 70 mins

Dennis O’Rourke

12 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Memories and dreams, 1993, 92 mins

Melissa Llewlyn-Davies

5 March 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

To Live with Herds, 1971, 69 mins

David MacDougall

26 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dead Birds, 1963, 83 mins

Robert Gardner

19 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Moi, un noir, 1957, 80 mins

Jean Rouch

5 February 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Hunters, 1957, 72 mins

John Marshall

29 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Man with a Movie Camera, 1929, 103 mins

Dziga Vertov

22 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nanook of the North, 1922, 55 mins

Robert Flaherty

15 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians, 2000, 84 mins

Anne Makepeace

8 January 2014, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Tracks Across Sand – Overture & Aftermath

Hugh Brody, 30/52 mins, 2013, South Africa

11 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Himself He Cooks

Valérie Berteau, Phillipe Witjes, 65 mins, 2011, India/Belgium

4 December 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Hanoi Eclipse: The Music of Dai Lam Linh

Barley Norton, 56 mins, 2010, Vietnam

27 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Delhi at Eleven

Ravi Shivhare, Anshu Singh, Aniket Kumar Kashyap, Shikha Kumar Dalsus, David MacDougall, 82 mins, 2013, India/Australia

20 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song

Christy Garland, 71 mins, Guyana

13 November 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Price of Death

Rebekah Lee, 29 mins, UK

30 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Playing With Nan

Dipesh Kharel, Asami Saito, 88 mins , Nepal/Japan

23 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Real Time Memories - The '18 Days in Egypt ' interactive platform as instant archive

16 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Salma

Kim Longinotto, 90 mins, 2013, UK/India

9 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Gods and Kings, 2012, 87 min.

Winner Intangible Culture: Music Dance Performance Film Prize, RAI Festival 2013

2 October 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Before Tomorrow, 2008, 92 min.

Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Ivalu

20 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cannibal Tours, 1987, 70 min.

Dennis O’Rourke

13 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Memories and dreams, 1993, 92 min.

Melissa Llewlyn-Davies

6 March 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

A Wife Among Wives, 1981, 72 min.

David and Judith MacDougall

27 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dead Birds, 1963, 83 min.

Robert Gardner

20 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Moi, un noir, 1957, 80 min.

Jean Rouch

6 February 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Hunters, 1957, 72 min.

John Marshall

30 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Man with a Movie Camera [Chelovek s kino-apparatom], 1929, 103 min.

Dziga Vertov

23 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Robert Flaherty, Nanook of the North, 1922, 55 min.

Robert Flaherty

16 January 2013, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Professional Foreigner - Asen Balikci and Visual Ethnography by Rolf Husmann. 2009, 60 min

Asen Balikci

12 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Unity through Culture by Christian Suhr and Ton Otto, 2011, 60 min

Anni Seitz

5 December 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sermiligaag 65°54'N, 36°22'W, by Anni Seitz, 2008, 64 min

Anni Seitz

28 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Black Mountain by Charlotte Whitby-Coles, Amin Hajee, 2008, 84 min

Charlotte Whitby-Coles

21 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Awareness by David and Judith MacDougall, 2011, 67 min

David and Judith MacDougall

14 November 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Law and War in Rural Kenya by Suzette Heald, 2010, 64 min

Suzette Heald

24 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Other Europe (Altra Europa) by Rossella Schillaci, 2011, 75 min

Rossella Schillaci

17 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Q2P by Paromita Vohra, 2006, 55 min

Paromita Vohra

10 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Orania by Tobias Lindner, 2011, 94 min

Tobias Lindner

3 October 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Imagining Indians, 1992, 60 mins.

Victor Masayeva

Using examples drawn from popular media representations this film explores how Native Americans respond to the misappropriation of American Indian culture, spiritualism, ceremony and religion.

21 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Cannibal Tours, 1987, 70 min

Dennis O’Rourke

With dry humor and a great deal of irony this film follows western tourists as they journey up the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea.  It focuses on the complex relationships and mutual dependencies between the tourists and the indigenous people

14 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Masai Women, 1974, 52 mins.

Chris Curling and Melissa Llewlyn-Davies

The film details a series of events in women's lives, from their circumcision ceremonies which mark their transition from girlhood to womanhood, to the moment when they proudly watch their sons make the transition to elderhood in the eunoto ceremony.

7 March 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

To Live with Herds, 1971, 69 min.

David MacDougall

Set within a traditional homestead during a harsh dry season, this film explores the effects of nation building in pre-Amin Uganda amongst the semi-nomadic pastoral Jie people

29 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Dead Birds, 1963, 83 min

Robert Gardner

Gardner stayed with the Dani of New Guinea for six months to film one of his best-known works, an essay on the theme of violence and death that details the intense ritual warfare conducted by the Dani and their neighboring tribes.

22 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Moi, un noir, 1957, 80 min

Jean Rouch

The film, set in Abidjan, Ivory Coast depicts the lives of casual labor over the course of one week. The characters model themselves on fantasy characters- gangsters and FBI agents- from Hollywood films - living on dreams denied to them in their working class realities.

8 February 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Hunters, 1957, 72 min

John Marshall

This is an early classic anthropological film, which follows four men on a hunt of a giraffe by over a five-day period in the Kalahari Desert in southwest Africa.

29 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Man with a Movie Camera [Chelovek s kino-apparatom], 1929, 103 min

Dziga Vertov

The highly innovative film presents urban life in the Soviet Union following their inhabitants from dawn to dusk as they work and play. The film is also a playful reflection on the powers of filmic representation as it follows the work of the cameraman throughout the city.  

22 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nanook of the North, 1922, 55 min

Robert Flaherty

This classic film focuses on an ‘Eskimo’ hunter and his family as they struggle for survival against the harsh forces of nature in the Canadian artic. This was Flaherty’s first film and has been widely acclaimed as the first full length documentary film.

15 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Masks of Mer, 2010, 60 mins

Michael Eaton

In this documentary director Michael Eaton traces the story of Alfred Haddon's largely neglected 1898 film footage shot in the Torres Strait islands of a sacred initiation.  Although less than a minute long, this rare footage is the world's first example of anthropological cinema.  The filmmaker will be present to discuss his film.

11 January 2012, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Paromita Vohra, Partners in Crime, 2011 (94 min)

Is video piracy organized crime or class struggle? This film considers the grey horizons of copyright and culture during times when technology is changing the contours of the market.

14 December 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

K.P. Jayasankar and Anjali Monteiro, Naata, The Bond, 2003 (45 min)

This film follows two friends and activists, Bhau Korde and Waqar Khan, who have been involved in conflict resolution, working with neighbourhood peace committees in Dharavi, Mumbai, reputedly, the largest ‘slum’ in Asia.

7 December 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

R. V. Ramani, If I Die, 1996 (58 min)

The filmmaker portrays Shihan Hussaini, a Karate exponent and an aspiring actor, who performs 'sensational' events to draw attention to issues that he considers important.  The filmmaker portrays Hussaini as a performer of bizarre proportions, struggling for public expression and notoriety at the fringes of the film industry and within political arena of Tamil Nadu.

30 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Nilita Vachani, Diamonds in a Vegetable Market, 1992 (68 min)

This film offers a behind-the-scenes look the sellers who crowd an inter-state bus terminal, selling wares as variegated as their own life stories.

23 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Reena Mohan, Kamala Bai, 1992 (46 min)

A film about Kamlabai Gokhale, one of the first actors of India, and the first lady of Indian film.

16 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Deepa Dhanraj, Something Like a War, 1991, 52 min.

This film offers a historical overview of India's coercive Family Planning program and its effect on women.  

2 November 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Manjira Dutta, The Sacrifice of Babulal Bhuiyan, 1988 (64 min)

This film is an investigation of the murder of Babulal, who was shot dead by industrial security guards employed by owners of a coal dust recycling plant.

26 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Anand Patwardhan, Bombay, Our City, 1985.

This tells the story of the daily battle for survival of slum dwellers of Bombay who make up half the city's population. Although they are Bombay's main workforce of  industrial labor, construction work, domestic servants, many face the constant threat of eviction as city authorities carry out campaigns to "beautify" Bombay.

19 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Mani Kaul, Siddeswari 1989 (92 min)

This film about the great thumri singer Siddheshwari Devi (1902-66), broke conventional modes of biographical or documentary film making.  Like a Sufi wanderer, it celebrates the life of exile.  In so doing takes it the 'documentary' to its non-representational limits as part of an imaginative becoming of music.

12 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

K.L. Khandpur, Through a Lens Starkly, 1996 (39 min), Sukhdev, And Miles to Go…, 1965 (14 min), S.N.S. Shastry, And I Make Short Films,1968 (16 min)

These are three classic films produced for the state run Films Division of India.  The first gives an overview of the hostry of documentary film in India.  The second portrays the democratic challenges of working together to work for the progress of the nation.  And the third is a poetic meditation on the work of filmmakers for the Film Division.

5 October 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Kumar Talkies, Pankaj Rishi Kumar, 1999, 76 min.

16 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Battu's Bioscope, Andrej Fidyk, 1998, 58 min.

9 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Imagining Indians, Victor Masayeva, 1992, 60 min.

2 March 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Through These Eyes, Charles Laird, 2003, 53 min.

23 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Coming to Light: Edward S. Curtis and the North American Indians, Anne Makepeace, 2000, 84 min.

15 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Seeing is Believing: Handycams, Human Rights and the News, Katerina Cizek and Peter Wintonick, 2002, 58 min.

9 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Yap…How Did You Know We’d Like TV, Dennis O’Rourke, 1980, 56 min.

2 February 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The Art of Regret, Judith MacDougall, 2007, 60 min.

26 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ghanaian Video Tales, Tobias Wendl, 2006, 60 mins.

19 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Future Remembrance: Photography and Image in Ghana, Tobias Wendl and Nancy du Plessis, 1998, 54 min.

12 January 2011, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM