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Ethnographic Film Series


Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute’s Film Committee and the SOAS Department of Anthropology & Sociology

Wednesday 25 February 1-3pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS Main Building

Me, My Gypsy Family, and Woody Allen

Laura Halilovic, 2009, Italy, 50 mins

A very intimate journey about the ending of a nomadic life and the difficulties of setting in a council apartment, told in first person with irony and playfulness by a young Roma director struggling to accept her origins. Through the memories of her grandmother, who still lives in a temporary camp at risk of been evicted, and family photographs and video recordings made by her father, we will discover an unknown world that has seldom been opened to strangers. According to the family’s traditions, she should be married already, but she is determined to continue fighting to achieve her dreams. A deeply personal insight into Roma culture and the discriminatory challenges it faces.

For further information on the films please contact: RAI Film Officer, Susanne Hammacher, film@therai.org.uk, or Mahnaz Marashi, SOAS Anthropology Department, mm97@soas.ac.uk