The Ethnographer # 7

The Ethnographer (El Etnografo)

14:00, Thursday 13th June, Museum Auditorium

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  • Director/Anthropologist: Ulises Rosell, John Palmer
  • Year of Release: 2012
  • Duration: 85 mins
  • Country of Production: Argentina
  • Location: Salta, Argentina
  • Ethnic Group: Wichi
  • Language: Wichi, Spanish, English (English)

John Palmer arrived in a Wichí community thirty years ago, as an anthropologist - today he has married a Wichí woman with whom he has five sons in the last 5 years, who babble English, Wichí, and Spanish words. As the legal advisor of the Lapacho Mocho community, and as part of the family, he works to obtain Qatu ´s freedom, a member of the Wichí community who has been in jail for 5 years waiting for an oral hearing on a charge of abusing his wife’s daughter.

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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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