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January 2018

Observation and Participation: Rossella Schillaci presents her films Sea Boundary and Ghetto PSA

30th January 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
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VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY SERIES Rossella Schillaci, a prolific documentary filmmaker and anthropologist trained at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, will present two of her films (Sea Boundary and Ghetto PSA) and speak about the different filmic approaches that she uses in her work. Many of her films (Other Europe, Sea Boundary, Imprisoned Lullaby) employ a restrained and elegant observational style to explore themes of migration and search for identity. With Ghetto PSA however she embraced a participative approach that led…

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February 2018

The Desert Prince – screening and discussion with Howard Reid and Jeremy Keenan

6th February 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
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THE WORLD OF GEO SERIES The Desert Prince Director: Howard Reid, 1994.  1995 Best Documentary Golden Gate Award. San Francisco International Film Festival. UK PREMIERE With Director Howard Reid,  Series Producer André Singer and Social Anthropologist Jeremy Keenan.  The film is a portrait of the renowned Tuareg leader Mano Dayak and his people, both traditional nomads and armed insurgent militia who, at the time of filming,had rebelled against the Nigerien government. A series of severe droughts had forced many Tuareg to abandon their traditional grazing…

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Journeys through Colour: experimentation, realism and artifice in non-fiction travel film

27th February 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
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A study of colour in film – its multifarious technologies and practices - offers a way to question a teleological film history of innovations, in which each technology is read retrospectively as a response to the technical limit of its predecessors.

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