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Under the Palace Wall
Monday 07 April 2014, 05:30pm - 07:30pm
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Monday, 7 April, 5.30pm

Film Screening 'Under the Palace Wall' (2014, 53 mins) followed by Q&A with David MacDougall.   
 
The RAI Film Committee is pleased to welcome Prof David MacDougall (ANU) for the presentation and discussion of his latest film 'Under the Palace Wall'.

Under the Palace Wall

David MacDougall

53 minutes, 2014

From the 16th century the Indian village of Delwara in southern Rajasthan was ruled as a principality of the kingdom of Mewar.  Its palace, which overlooks the village, is now a luxury hotel—a world remote from the daily life of the villagers.  Following on from his film SchoolScapes, which was inspired by the early cinema of Lumière, David MacDougall here employs a series of precisely observed scenes to explore Delwara's local primary school as a part of contemporary village life—a life that continues "under the palace wall".