For this unique event a selection of short documentaries by celebrated ethnographic filmmaker Vincent Moon will be screened in alternation with an informal discussion by the director of London’s Institute of Philosophy Dr. Barry Smith. Dr. Smith will explore the neural correlates of meaning, music, and language in the context of each film, to offer the audience an explanation of the role of language in subjective mental life.
The film lineup:
- Le Grand Jihad: (8 min) A Sufi ritual in Chechnya
- Nur-Zhovkhar: (9 min) Folk songs from Chechnya
- Lesjava: (4.5 min) A family portrait from Eastern Orthodox Christian Tbilisi, Georgia
- Belogorskiy: (12 min) A rare liturgy in Russia’s hidden cave monastery
- L’école du Vent: (7 min) Contemporary maestros of Azerbaijan
- Erdm Ensemble: (12 min) Songs from Kalmoukie
- A portrait of Justina: (16 min) A shipibo shaman in Peru healing villagers with song and ayahuasca
Frontline Club, Paddington
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