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Socotra, the Island of Djinns
Wednesday 01 November 2017, 01:00pm - 03:00pm
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Ethnographic Film Series

Organised by SOAS Department of Anthropology & Sociology in conjunction with Royal Anthropological Institute

Wednesday 1 November 1pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Socotra, the Island of Djinns by Jordi Esteva, 64 min / 2016

The film is the story of a journey across the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Yemen. Socotra is isolated during the monsoon season, when it is impossible to land on it. This isolation has preserved a unique environment. Ahmed Afrar, his companions and three cameleers with their animals trek to the mountains before the rainy season. During the trip, the Socotrians tell stories by the fire at night about legends of djinns and monstrous snakes that dwell in the cavernous interior of the island.

For further information on the films please contact: RAI Film Officer, Caterina Sartori, film@therai.org.uk

All are welcome, booking not required.