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Hugh Brody

The 2017 George Brandt Lecture

Festival of Ideas/
Thu 30 March 2017
18:00-20:00
Powell Lecture Theatre
Free Admission

Hugh Brody

The 2017 George Brandt Lecture

hugh-brody
Thu 30 March 2017,
18:00-20:00
Powell Lecture Theatre
Free Admission

The annual George Brandt Lecture was established to commemorate the founder of Film and Television Studies at the University of Bristol. The 2017 Lecture will take the form of an Open Conversation with anthropologist, filmmaker and writer Hugh Brody.

Hugh Brody has worked with Inuit and First Nations of Canada since the 1970s, supporting their land claims and indigenous rights through cultural mapping. In the 1990s, he was invited to apply similar methods to support the land claims of displaced San (Bushmen) in South Africa. He has also played key roles in commissions of inquiry on the impact of industrial development on aboriginal peoples in the USA and India.

Brody has documented this work in both award-winning documentaries and best-selling books (The People’s Land, Maps and Dreams, The Other Side of Eden). He has also directed films on many other topics, including the documentaries England’s Henry Moore and Inside Australia, about Antony Gormley’s installation of his sculptures in the Western Desert. He directed the fictional feature Nineteen Nineteen, about the reunion in Vienna of Freud’s last two surving patients, starring Paul Scofield, Maria Schell and a young Colin Firth.

Brody, recipient of the 2017 RAI Life Achievement Award, will be in conversation with Jacqueline Maingard and Angela Piccini of the Department of Film and Television, and Fiona Jordan of Archaeology and Anthropology. This will be supported by clips from his films and followed by a Q&A.

In association with the Royal Anthropological Institute Film Festival and the University of Bristol.

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