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Trobriand Cricket: An Ingenious Response to Colonialism

May 17 2012 @ 12:00 am

Location: Stevenson Lecture Theatre, Free, booking advised

Thursday, 17 May, 13.15pm

TROBRIAND CRICKET: AN INGENIOUS RESPONSE TO COLONIALISM

Colour, 50 minutes,1974
Jerry Leach, Gary Kildea

rai_trobriand-cricketThe film documents the transformation by the Trobriand Islanders of the game of cricket, first introduced by British missionaries into a highly distinctive political ritual. Shot in 1973-1974, shortly before the independence of Papua New Guinea, the film was made with the active co-operation of the Kabisawali Movement, a local political organisation. The film has been enthusiastically received by anthropologists, television audiences, film festivals and (most important, perhaps) by the Trobriand sponsors.

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.aspx

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Date:
May 17 2012
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12:00 am
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