Lion Tomb # 311

Lion Tomb

09:15, Saturday 15th June, Museum Auditorium

ff2013 311-lion-tomb 

  • Director/Anthropologist: Mahvash Sheikholeslami
  • Year of Release: 2013
  • Duration: 40 mins
  • Language: Farsi (English)


This documentary film is about the "lion tomb", named after the subject of some of its sculptured reliefs, the design of lion as the symbol of braveness. This is a cult from the Zagreb mountains, abandoned under the Shah but now resurrected. The film follows a man as he makes a new lion tomb stone for his own son, a brave young man.  Very observational/poetic/sensual.

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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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