The Beard # 273

The Beard

14:00, Thursday 13th June, CMB 1&2

rai 273 the-beard

  • Director/Anthropologist: Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk
  • Year of Release: 2012
  • Duration: 25 mins
  • Country of Production: Ukraine
  • Location: Ukraine
  • Ethnic Group: Slavik Group
  • Language: Ukranian, Italian (English)

An old man lives his life in a small dilapidated village.  His neighbour Genyk and his daughter are the only ones who remember his name, with everybody in the village calling him "The Beard". His daughter no longer lives with him but with her husband and two children in Italy. During the week the old man is frustrated with his old age. He waits for his daughter for a year, when she visits with her family the old man asks her to shave his beard which will grow in the year of her absence.

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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.

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