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Sermiligaag 65°54’N, 36°22’W

November 28 2012 @ 12:00 am

Wednesday, 28 November 2012, 1pm

– Ethnographic Film Series –

Sermiligaag 65°54’N, 36°22’W

Film screening of Sermiligaag 65°54’N, 36°22’W, by Anni Seitz and Sophie Elixhauser, 2008, 64 min

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS, College Building, Thornhaugh Street off Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG (http://www.soas.ac.uk/visitors/location/maps/)

The people of East Greenland inhabit a small string of coastal land at the edge of the biggest island of the world. Long winters have always shaped daily life here, a life that has gone within a few generations from earth house to modernity, complete with helicopters, satellite TV and alcohol. This documentary shows us East Greenland today, the village in summer and winter, the family between seal hunting and computer games. It lets us experience in clear and poetical scenes normality in an extraordinary world, quietly observing events, faces, gestures that combine to form a portrait that is at the same time strange and strangely familiar.

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

These are public free events. All are welcome. No booking required.


November 28 2012
12:00 am
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