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Uncanny Strangers: Catering for Nature Conservation in Southwest Madagascar

Synopsis
Filmed in a fishing village in the South-West of Madagascar, UNCANNY STRANGERS provides insight into the relationships between the villagers and various human and non-human ‘strangers’ - ancestor and tromba spirits, Western NGO workers, ecotourists, fish collectors, cattle rustlers and the ethnographic filmmaker. Through its specific ethnographic focus, the film points towards more generic issues related to hospitality practice, frictions in the field of environmental action and transnational forms of collaboration.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of production
2009
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
ecology; ethnography; nature conservation; conservation; ethnographic filmmaking; Madagascar

Credits

Director
David Picard

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 0 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
46 minutes
Year
2009

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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