1. Living Together

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    A short film based on research carried out in the community of L'Arche Kent, a community where people with and without learning disabilities live and build a home together. This film explores what it means to be 'normal', how (and if) equality is achieved, and how people with learning difficulties are valued within the community. Submitted as part of an MA dissertation in Visual Anthropology at the University of Kent.

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    • Oldest known human ancestor discovered.

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      • Making of the South-East Ethnographies

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        In 2007, the Royal Anthropological Institute's Education Department collaborated with Greenwich Community College (GCC) on a film outreach project called 'The South East Ethnography'. Funded by Mediabox and Aspire, the project enabled twelve students from GCC to take courses in anthropology and film making and apply their knowledge to produce three short documentaries exploring identity and local communities in London. THE MAKING OF THE SOUTH-EAST ETHNOGRAPHIES The following film shows how the South-East ethnographies were developed and what the students learned from directing and producing their own films.

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        • The Good Ol' Days

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          In 2007, the Royal Anthropological Institute's Education Department collaborated with Greenwich Community College (GCC) on a film outreach project called 'The South East Ethnography'. Funded by Mediabox and Aspire, the project enabled twelve students from GCC to take courses in anthropology and film making and apply their knowledge to produce three short documentaries exploring identity and local communities in London. These 3 remarkable films reflect the diversity and vibrancy of south east London, whilst telling the personal stories of individuals whose work and lives are situated in the area. They are all testament to the hard work, dedication and talent of the GCC students. THE GOOD OL' DAYS The well-established butchers, Kennedy's is famous for its sausages and pies. The establishment is closing down now after 130 years of serving its communities across South-East London. This film looks at how regulars are affected by the closure and how Bill, one store's manager, prepares to start a new life after 40 years at Kennedy's. The Good Ol' Days demonstrates how traditional butchers form part of a community's networks and how local shops are facing a decline in trade as a result of increasing competition with large supermarket chains. A film by: Thomas Colley, Clarke Puncheon, Ashleigh Sheen, Stephanie Wickens and Elhum Shakerifar.

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          • Mini Somalia

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            In 2007, the Royal Anthropological Institute's Education Department collaborated with Greenwich Community College (GCC) on a film outreach project called 'The South East Ethnography'. Funded by Mediabox and Aspire, the project enabled twelve students from GCC to take courses in anthropology and film making and apply their knowledge to produce three short documentaries exploring identity and local communities in London. These 3 remarkable films reflect the diversity and vibrancy of south east London, whilst telling the personal stories of individuals whose work and lives are situated in the area. They are all testament to the hard work, dedication and talent of the GCC students. Description of film: In a country as culturally diverse as England, Anglesea Road stands out with a unique tradition of its own. Situated in Woolwich, South East London, Anglesea Road it is a small community rich in Somali culture, heritage and tradition. This film explores what the area means to British-Somali residents and why this place is so important to the expression of their cultural identity. A film by: Ivonne Adewuyi, Bhim Gurung, Oti Ikomi, Jay Nelson and Edward Owles.

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            • Talk of the Trade

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              In 2007, the Royal Anthropological Institute's Education Department collaborated with Greenwich Community College (GCC) on a film outreach project called 'The South East Ethnography'. Funded by Mediabox and Aspire, the project enabled twelve students from GCC to take courses in anthropology and film making and apply their knowledge to produce three short documentaries exploring identity and local communities in London. These 3 remarkable films reflect the diversity and vibrancy of south east London, whilst telling the personal stories of individuals whose work and lives are situated in the area. They are all testament to the hard work, dedication and talent of the GCC students. Talk of the Trade: For more than a decade the Woolwich market has been a source of food, clothing and conversation to Londoners. It has always been an alternative to the supermarket, a place of culture and diversity. The film offers an ethnographic portrayal of the people who make the market what it is, the traders. The changing history of Woolwich is drawn from their words and the products they sell. A film by: Alfredina Adofo, Yasmin Begum, Ashly Kangere, Edwin Owusu, and Jaime Taylor.

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              • exodus1

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                • The world of Akiko Suso

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                  Coinciding with her recent exhibition at Roppongi's Time & Style, we got to meet up with Suso Akiko at her atelier, unveiling and sharing her very special universe.

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                  • A Muslim Meditation on Violence

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                    How are the greater and lesser jihads distinct and entangled? What are the experiences of force given in Islam? What are the relations between beauty, divinity, history and the forces of peace, truth and violence in this tradition? These are the prayers, the questions silently addressed in this filmic presentation of the anguished work of poesy and asceticism against historical violence in the painter-poet Sadequain (1930-87) – a presentation of the experience and logic of another force given in Islam, and dramatized in the life and oeuvre of this postcolonial Pakistani artist. Through a range of effects – including a generous and dynamic display of striking images juxtaposed with ravishing lyric from both Sadequain, as well as the larger Indic-Muslim and affinate traditions of the pre- and post-colonial modern period – this lecture-film enacts the experience and logic of this force in three dramatic scenes of a performative lecture by Nauman Naqvi. The scenes - the hand, the head, and gesture - are scenes of what Sadequain called the technique of 'mystic figuration' in his painting: a certain tortured entanglement of the aesthetic, the ethical and truth in Muslim inheritance. An anguished entanglement of beauty, the good and truth in their ecstatic, episodic appearance in the secular world – the world of sight and sound – that is inseparable from the demand of sacrifice, of a certain strenuous self-canceling intention given in the fugitive aspect of a subtle violence of immanence in the Muslim understanding of being and existence. In tracing this haunting, subtle force of life, the lecture-film not only presents a radical phenomenology of violence in Islam, but also gestures towards the potential inheritance of a radically ethical politics of universal grace in this tradition. For best viewing, download the video - the option is given just below. This lecture has now been published in essay form here: http://muse.jhu.edu/login?auth=0&type=summary&url=/journals/diacritics/v040/40.2.naqvi.html

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                    • Trailer Caetshage

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                      In the middle of the residential areas of Culemborg, The Netherlands, lies City Farm Caetshage. Here, since 2008, the farmers Todd and Boudien grow organic vegetables. Through vegetable packages and a farm shop, they sell their products to the inhabitants of Culemborg. For three months, Maria and Lotte worked and filmed at the farm. The life of Todd and Boudien is slightly different than that of the average farmer. In cooperation with the municipality, the foundation board of Caetshage determined several targets. Besides the production of organic vegetables, the farm offers a working place for disabled people and several education programs. The film shows how Todd and Boudien, by working hard, manage to keep standing, without losing their ubiquitous enthousiasm. This makes their farm a unique place, where a variety of people likes to come and enjoy organic vegetables. Caetshage has been selected for Regard Bleu #7 Film Festival (Zürich, Switzerland), Worldfilm Festival 2012 (Tartu, Estonia), Göttingen International Ethnographic Film Festival 2012 (Germany), BeeldVoorBeeld Film Festival on Cultural Diversity 2012 (Amsterdam) and Days of Ethnographic Cinema 2012 (Moscow, Russia).

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