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Why is Mr W. Laughing?

Synopsis
Documentary which takes us on a collaborative journey through the pictorial worlds of three artists with different disabilities. The film, which focuses on their aesthetic obsessions, uses an eclectic mix of materials and techniques including interview situations interwoven with observational episodes, auto-fiction and performance, home videos of the protagonists and their own musical compositions.
The film was nominated for the EVA Award (Excellence in Visual Anthropology) at Ethnocineca 2017 (Vienna).
Language
English (English subtitles)
Country
Georgia
Year of production
2017
Subjects
Anthropology; Art; Social Studies
Keywords
aesthetics; disabled artists

Online availability

URI
https://raifilm.org.uk/films/why-is-mr-w-laughingij/
Delivery
Streamed

Credits

Director
Jana Papenbroock

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
76 minutes
Year
2018

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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