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The Block: film screening with director Maria Șalaru

October 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free

EMERGING VOICES SERIES

THE BLOCK
Maria Șalaru
Romania / 2016 / 60 minutes

From neighbourly disputes over garlic-heavy cooking to memories of Ceaușescu’s heatless winters, The Block explores the rich social and material universe of a Romanian apartment building. It follows the story of the block’s administrator, in his effort to mediate relationships between neighbours and maintain peace and order. In doing so, it crayons the rich nuances of the inhabitants’ everyday lives. The block comes to life as its inhabitants constantly reshape it to defy the passing of time, while its failing infrastructure encroaches on their neighbourly relations. This is a film about people’s homes, and the spaces in between.

Maria Șalaru will speak about the film, which she produced as part of her PhD in Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

This event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to https://theblockfilm.eventbrite.co.uk

THE BLOCK is available for purchase on DVD and online from the RAI SALES CATALOGUE.

EMERGING VOICES features the work of student and early career visual anthropologist, filmmakers, artists and those who conduct research by practice with visual methodologies.  

 

Details

Date:
October 10
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Venue

Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.therai.org.uk