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Fragments from the Past

November 22 2012 @ 12:00 am

Upstairs @ the RAI, Thursday, 22 November 2012, 6 pm


Film screening and discussion with Julie Scott
A Mediterranean Voices film by Vedide Kaymak and Hakan Demiralay, 27 mins, 2006

An Oral History book with portraits by Barbara and Zafar Baran and interviews by Vrdede Kaymak will be available for sale on the day.

The Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT

The cinema as a cultural institution, a link with home, and a place to meet has played an important role in adapting to life in London to Turkish speakers, which include the long-established Turkish Cypriot community, who started to arrive more than half a century ago, and the more recent Turkish and Kurdish arrivals, who have come to London within the past twenty-five years.  Eight individuals recount their memories of going to the cinema and what it meant to them In the days before DVD and satellite television.

Julie Scott, an anthropologist who lived in Cyprus for seven years, was director of Mediterranean Voices. This project about Oral History and Cultural Practice in Mediterranean Cities employed a multi-disciplinary comparative methodology, which yielded unique insights on the sharing of urban space by long-established and mobile populations on northern, eastern and southern shores of the Mediterranean. See http://www.medvoices.org/

Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute

For further information or booking a place please contact:
RAI Film Officer, Susanne Hammacher, film@therai.org.uk
Free for RAI Members and Fellows – Tickets: Pay as you please


November 22 2012
12:00 am
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