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Upstairs @ the RAI, Monday 2 February 2015, 5.30pm

Book Launch with Author Toni de Bromhead

A Film-maker’s Odyssey: Adventures in film and anthropology (Intervention Press, 2014)

Introduction by Colin Young
With Film Clips from East Anglia to West Sicily (from Super 8 to HD), followed by wine reception

This book describes the thinking of an ethnographic film-maker as she makes her way through different technologies over time, different cultures, and different approaches to film and anthropology. Drawing extensively on her own film projects, from eastern England to western Sicily, she defines and discusses distinctions between fiction, documentary and ethnographic films, and between written and visual ethnographies, with a constant focus on how film in its own right may both contribute to and constitute an anthropological enquiry. The discussions are based on careful descriptions of key scenes from most of her films, these being available in the clips on the accompanying DVD. The book therefore serves as a valuable resource to, for example, visual anthropology programmes, which are based on both theory and practice, film and media studies, as well as being of interest to anyone interested in documentary film and cinema.

Free event, please book: http://filmmakersodyssey.eventbrite.com
Further Information: RAI Film Officer, Susanne Hammacher, film@therai.org.uk