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Socotra, the Island of Djinns (RAI Film Festival Ambassador screening)
February 19, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
The film is the story of a journey across the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Yemen. Socotra is isolated during the monsoon season, when it is impossible to land on it. This isolation has preserved a unique environment. Frankincense and myrrh trees grow freely. Ahmed Afrar, his companions and three cameleers with their animals trek to the mountains before the rainy season. During the trip, the Socotrians tell stories by the fire. During the night, the conversation turns to legends of djinns and monstrous snakes that dwell in the cavernous interior of the island.
Read an interview with the director here: https://raifilm.org.uk/socotra-the-island-of-djinns/
This event is organised by RAI FILM FESTIVAL ambassador Seyed Samavati in collaboration with Brunel University and the RAI FILM FESTIVAL 2019 anthropology / ethnography / archaeology.