In collaboration with the University of Manchester we present a programme of documentaries produced by students of the Visual Anthropology Department. Please join us at 4pm on March 23rd at Eagle Labs, Albert Square. Tickets £5/£4 (concession).
Dir. Zeynep Kaserci
Ocak tells the story of a family who earns their livelihood as hazelnut cultivators in rural north-eastern Turkey. It is an intimate depiction of the relationships among the members of a family and the local social life. While exploring peoples’ connection to the hazelnut gardens, the film also reflects on labor, gender and generational differences. Ocak asks questions about the hearth, land and family and it invites the viewers to embark upon a personal journey through the story of this family.
Dir. Saada Elabed
A man seeks his old self but discovers a new one. The story of Yaser Elabed takes him back to the desert Negev where he grew up as a black Bedouin from Palestine. His life path brought him to Switzerland where he once again faces prejudice: people around him keep linking his origins to Africa. Uncertain about his true home, he discovers his roots with his daughter and critically deals with the different stages of his life – unsettled, on a journey to himself.
WANDERERS OF WORDS,
Dir. Emma Harris
This project is a series of performances and poetic short films created out of the meeting between the filmmaker and four young poets from the state of Meghalaya in India. The project is looking at poetry as a form of self expression of social memory and identity processes amongst the poets in a time of rapid change.
THOSE WHO HAVE EYES TO SEE
Dir. Melanie Grant
The Spiritual Baptists of Trinidad have a common saying – “Those who have eyes to see, shall see”. This makes reference to their ability to see and access both the carnal and spiritual realms. Filmed over the period of three months in Trinidad, this reflexive film explores this way of seeing through comparing the carnal, spiritual and ethnographic eye.