Ancestral Delicatessen # 98

Ancestral Delicatessen

15.15pm, Friday 14th June, Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland

rai 98 ancestral delicatessen

  • Director/Anthropologist: Gabriel Folgado
  • Year of Release: 2012
  • Duration: 15 mins
  • Country of Production: Spain
  • Location: Spain / France
  • Ethnic Group: Spanish
  • Language: Spanish (English)


Families living in the country in the region of El Bierzo, Spain, still maintain many aspects of their traditional way of life, especially those related to their work on the land and their relationship with Nature.

Despite an increasing use of machinery, some of these tasks are still carried out as they have been over the centuries, keeping their ancestral essence alive. Such is the case of the harvesting of chestnuts.

'Marrons glac├ęs', made from chestnuts, are one of the most famous confectionery products of France.

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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.

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