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ADHIAMBO - Born in the Evening

Colour, 66 minutes, 2001

Filmmakers and anthropologists: Ruth Prince, Wenzel Geissler, Ruth Tuchtenhagen

Adhiambo means 'the one born in the evening' in the Language of the Luo in western Kenya. The film follows NyaSeme, a married mother and grandmother in her late 30s, during the last month of her pregnancy and through the first weeks of her newborn daughter's life. The first part of the film focuses on everyday life in NyaSeme's home, as well as on the work of the anthropologists, who themselves are expecting a child. The second part follows the various small illnesses that the child goes through. NyaSeme employs herbal resources of the bush surrounding the home as well as those from the government dispensary. Simultaneously the anthropologists' son falls ill and receives various forms of medical treatment. The film creates a personal account of a woman's life, motherhood, children and the maintenance of bodily health in rural western Kenya, as well as an insight into the nature of ethnographic fieldwork.

(Winner of the 2003 Student Video Prize)


Colour, 85 minutes, 2006

Filmmaker:  Ben Hopkins

The Pamir Kirghiz are a tribe of some 2,000 people from the Pamir region of Central Asia. For the last 27 years they have lived in exile in Eastern Turkey. In 2005 an Anglo-Turkish film crew arrives in their village to work with the tribe to tell their story. (Winner Basil Wright Film Prize 2007)



Colour, 78 minutes, 2003 (not for Sale in USA)

Filmmaker: Rahul Roy

Sunder Nagri (Beautiful City) is a small working class colony on the margins of India’s capital city, Delhi. Most families residing here come from a community of weavers. The last ten years have seen a gradual disintegration of the handloom tradition of this community under the globalisation regime. The families have to cope with change as well as reinvent themselves to eke out a living.

The City Beautiful is a story of two families struggling to make sense of a world, which keeps pushing them to the margins. Radha and Bal Krishan are at a critical point in their relationship. Bal Krishan is underemployed and constantly cheated. They are in disagreement about Radha going out to work. However, through all their ups and downs they retain the ability to laugh.

Shakuntla and Hira Lal hardly communicate. They live under one roof with their children but are locked in their own sense of personal tragedies.