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Ethnographic Film Series

Organised by SOAS Department of Anthropology & Sociology in conjunction with Royal Anthropological Institute

Wednesday 22 November 1pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Cinema Travelers by Shirley Abraham Amit Madheshiya, 96 min / 2016

An affectionate but melancholy ode to a vanishing phenomenon in rural India: the travelling cinema. The huge projector has been repaired countless times by its ingenious operator. The tent and screen have seen better days, and the rusty truck that carries it all from place to place will not hold out much longer. And even in the most remote villages, there is competition from TV. Beautifully filmed observations of the ups and downs of life on the road with the travelling cinema are punctuated by the musings of an elderly projectionist in his workshop.

For further information on the films please contact: RAI Film Officer, Caterina Sartori, film@therai.org.uk

All are welcome, booking not required.