British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

My Eyes As a Stranger

Synopsis
Story about the friendship between an English filmmaker and Nicola, a Sicilian ex-gangster who lives in Florence. The documentary moves to and fro between a street of ill repute and the field where Nicola plays medieval football, an early ball game also known as ‘mob football’ because of the lack of rules regulating the matches. By the end of the Autumn Nicola’s situation deteriorates both on the football pitch and in the street. The film, shot over a period of 18 months, provided the source material for De Bromhead’s Ph.D on masculinity among petty criminals and was also broadcast by ARTE, the television channel for European culture.
Country
France
Year of release
2017
Year of production
1984
Subjects
Anthropology
Keywords
football; identity; Mafia; gender differences; masculinity

Credits

Director
Toni de Bromhead

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
52 minutes
Year
2017

Production Company

Name

Malachite Productions

Web
http://www.malachite.co.uk/ External site opens in new window
Phone
0)1790 763538
Address
East Kirkby House Spilsby
Lincolnshire
E23 4BX
UK

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
https://www.therai.org.uk/film/film-sales External site opens in new window
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.

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 178 times.