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Film Screening: The Block

Royal Anthropological Institute

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00 (BST)

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The Block: film screening with director Maria Șalaru

Tuesday 10 October at 7.00pm


Maria Șalaru
Romania / 2016 / 60 minutes

From neighbourly disputes over garlic-heavy cooking to memories of Ceaușescu’s heatless winters, The Block explores the rich social and material universe of a Romanian apartment building. It follows the story of the block’s administrator, in his effort to mediate relationships between neighbours and maintain peace and order. In doing so, it crayons the rich nuances of the inhabitants’ everyday lives. The block comes to life as its inhabitants constantly reshape it to defy the passing of time, while its failing infrastructure encroaches on their neighbourly relations. This is a film about people’s homes, and the spaces in between.

Maria Șalaru will speak about the film, which she produced as part of her PhD in Cultural and Social Anthropology at the University of Oxford.

THE BLOCK is available for purchase on DVD and online from the RAI SALES CATALOGUE.

EMERGING VOICES features the work of student and early career visual anthropologist, filmmakers, artists and those who conduct research by practice with visual methodologies.

Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 5BT.  The RAI office is just around the corner from Warren Street, NORTH of Fitzroy Square. It is next door to French's Theatre Bookshop.
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Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy St
W1T 5BT London
United Kingdom

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 from 19:00 to 21:00 (BST)

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