Past events

The Last Navigator
Tuesday 04 November 2014, 06:30pm - 08:00pm
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Cinematic cartographies –Capturing spatial knowledge in film. These ESRC Festival of Social Science evening screenings will explore the role of film in spatial knowledge exchange and visual ethnographies.

THE LAST NAVIGATOR Colour, 50 minutes, 1989

Q&A with filmmaker and anthropologist: André Singer

This is the story of two cultures and two technologies. An American navigator is taught the skills of navigation by a traditional Micronesian navigator on Satawal island. The American tries to navigate a boat through dangerous waters, without Western technology, while the traditional navigator watches him. The making of the film brought out interesting conflicts within the Micronesian community and in the interactions with the American navigator.

This event is free but places must be booked at http://esrcfilmlastnavigator.eventbrite.com

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