Praying Wheels of Leh # 293

Praying Wheels of Leh

09:15, Friday 14th June, CMB 3

rai 293 praying-wheels-of-leh

  • Director/Anthropologist: Gonzalo Chacon Mora
  • Year of Release: 2011
  • Duration: 7 mins
  • Country of Production: UK
  • Location: Ladakh, India
  • Ethnic Group: Ladakhi
  • Language: English, Ladakhi (English)

This short film constitutes a brief observational study of daily life in the streets of Leh (Northern India). Looking at the making and use of Buddhist Prayer Wheels, it is an attempt to explore the interaction between spaces and religious objects, meanings and cultural practices.

Return to the programme >>>


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.

Our Sponsors

The Festival gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from:

UDDA NMS SSGS ED Unversity of Aberdeen StAndrews WILEY