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Sifinja – The Iron Bride

October 31 2012 @ 12:00 am

Wednesday, 31 October 2012, 1pm

– Ethnographic Film Series –

Sifinja – The Iron Bride

Film screening of Sifinja – The Iron Bride by Valerie Hänsch, 70 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/)

This is a film about mobility, human creativity, and technology in a Sudanese truck community. The English Bedford-Lorry was introduced to Sudan in the late 1960s. Since then, local craftsmen technically modify the truck into an ideal vehicle, adequate for traveling off-road and for performing customers’ expectations. The documentary weaves the original sound of hammering and sawing, drilling and riveting, into a rhythmic, exhilarating audio-visual adventure. (Winner RAI Material Culture and Archaeology Film Prize 2011)

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.

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Date:
October 31 2012
Time:
12:00 am
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