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Kingdom of Ife Film Screenings – 1

March 26 2010 @ 12:00 am

We would like to invite you for a series of free lunch-time screenings, which the RAI is organising in collaboration with the British Museum for the new exhibition Kingdom of Ife: Sculptures from West Africa.

Location: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Free, booking advised

Friday 26 March, 13.30 – Documentary double bill

The Blooms of Banjeli: Technology and Gender in West African Ironmaking
Director: Carlyn Saltman
Togo, 1988, 29 minutes
The filmmaker and two historians went into the village of Banjeli in 1985 to recreate for the film the traditional iron smelting techniques (which are no longer used) of the area. By focusing on the traditional technology the film offers fascinating insights on the society as a whole, and in particular the gender relations.

The Dormant Genius
Director: Funmi Osoba
1990, 54 mins, colour
This TV production by African director Funmi Osaba, tells the story of the Benin brasscasting tradition and discusses artistic prospects for the future.

All events: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, The British Museum
For booking a free ticket please phone +44 (0)20 7323 8181 or go on-line http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/events_calendar/march_2010/double_bill.aspx


March 26 2010
12:00 am
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