Lon Marum: People of the Volcano # 233

Lon Marum: People of the Volcano

14:00, Friday 14th June, CMB 1&2

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  • Director/Anthropologist: Soraya Hosni, Chief Filip Talevu
  • Year of Release: 2012
  • Duration: 48 mins
  • Country of Production: Vanuatu / France
  • Location: Vanuatu
  • Ethnic Group: Ambrym, Tanna, French
  • Language: Daakaka, Bislama, French (English)

‘Lon Marum: people of the volcano’ is the cinematic story of one of the most active volcanoes in the world, told by the people who have the longest relationship with it. The story arch is a result of a 2 year joint collaboration between Chief Filip Talevu and Anthropologist and Film Maker Soraya Hosni, detailing creation stories, tragic eruptions, sand drawings, foreign invasion, and the quest for a better understanding. The film engages the complex reality that occurs when custodians of local knowledge are placed in direct contact with visiting scientists. Voices shift from local scholars attempting to stem the erosion of their knowledge values, to scientists who are grappling with the idea that, despite their every day tasks & technology, they too have something to learn.

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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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