Sitar Rose and Henrietta Lidchi: The Art of Reduction: Anthropological Filmmaking for Museum Exhibitions.

Sitar Rose and Henrietta Lidchi - The Art of Reduction: Anthropological Filmmaking for Museum Exhibitions.

11:00-13:00. Saturday 15th June. NMS Seminar Room

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Making very short films which engage museum audiences and stay true to the ethos of participant-led anthropological filmmaking is a challenge for the film-maker and editor. Through short film examples from the galleries and discussing some films from the festival programme we understand the process that underlies this type of film-making. From the curator perspective Henrietta will draw on the experiences and discussions that were part of the development and making of the films now playing in the 'Living Lands' gallery at the National Museum of Scotland, and reflecting more widely on the use of film in museums, discussing with filmmakers how to collaborate with museums curators and meet audience expectations.

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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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