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Film - Shooting with Mursi

Olisarali Olibui (director) and Ben Young (producer)

Wednesday 23rd January 2019

Free film screening (all welcome).

13:00 - 15:00 in the Khalili Lecture Theatre, Main Building, SOAS, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG.

As part of this term's Ethnographic Film Series at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology Olisarali Olibui (director) and Ben Young (producer) introduce their film Shooting with Mursi. The film was one of the highlights of the 12th Royal Anthropological Institute's International Festival of Ethnographic Film in 2011.

Shooting with Mursi

Director - Olisarali Olibui, Producer Ben Young.

This unique film tells the story of one of Africa's most isolated tribes - the Mursi - through the eyes of one its members Olisarali Olibui, who carries in one had a Kalashnikov and in the other, a camera. A pastoralist tribe, living in an area of Ethiopia the size of Wales, the Mursi are surrounded by potential threats; fourteen other tribes, national park proposals and the arrival of a new road bringing tourists. The film provides a compelling and at times disturbing insight into everyday life of a people whose culture, in the words of Olisarali, faces extinction.

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