Grammar of Happiness # 297

Grammar of Happiness

11:15, Sunday 16th June, CMB 3

rai 297 grammar-of-happiness

  • Director/Anthropologist: Michael O'Neill, Randall Wood, Daniel Everett
  • Year of Release: 2012
  • Duration: 52 mins
  • Country of Production: Australia
  • Location: Brazil
  • Ethnic Group: Piraha tribe
  • Language: English, Piraha (English)

Daniel Everett’s goal was to bring Jesus to the Amazonian Pirahã tribe. Instead, the Christian missionary found a people so content in their world that they converted him; and a language so unique, he believes it undermines our most fundamental ideas about human communication.

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Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival will be held from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Edinburgh, hosted by National Museums Scotland and the STAR consortium. Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) is a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Over 60 new films will be screened alongside a conference 'New Observations' and a selection of special events and workshop about art & anthropology and the use of archival film.

The RAI Film Festival is held in collaboration with the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California.

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