Friday, March 09, 2007

FRIDAY 16th March: Free film about the Hamar Tribe, London

Friday's film as part of the Royal Anthropological Institutes's contribution to the ESRC Fesitbal of Social Science.

Did you watch the Hamar episode of the BBC series Tribe? Bruce Kaplan from Tribe is NOT an anthropologist (although the series makers do consult with some anthropologists in the making of the series), but the filmmaker of this film about the Hamar is. It's a good chance to see the difference between anthropological documentaries and commercial documentaries.

Jean Lydall (filmmaker and anthropologist) has been making films with the Hamar community of Southern Ethiopia since the 1970s. In 2001 she returned with her daughter and grandson to follow the continuing life of Duka. Candid interviews reveal the complex family dynamics when Duka's husband, Sago, takes a second wife.

The film screening is taking place at 4pm at 50 Fitzroy Street, W1T 5BT.
To book a free place email Gem at, 0207 387 0455

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