RAI@USC 2020: The Book of the Sea (Closing NIght Film)

Saturday, March 7 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

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Taper Hall (THH), 201
3501 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

The Book of the Sea (85 min, 2018)
Directed by Aleksei Vakhrushev
Country of production: Russia
ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL CULTURE FILM PRIZE, 2019 Winner

An intimate look inside day-to-day life on the frozen fringe of the Bering Strait in Russia, home to the Inuit and Chukchi. We follow community leader Alexei, his wife Galya (a nurse) and their son Igor from season to season in this frigid, harsh land. Like their ancestors, their community still survives by hunting marine mammals, but today they must navigate hunting quotas, endemic alcoholism, and the tricky balance between tradition and the modern world. With compelling verite footage woven with animated sequences that represent ancient myth, The Book of the Sea is a vivid account of a struggle for survival, and preservation of a traditional lifestyle in one of the most remote places on earth.

Discussants: Chris Finley, Eric Hanson, Tok Thompson, Silvia Tomášková

About RAI@USC 2020 | View Festival Program

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Arts, Conference/Symposia, Film Screening

Audience

Students, Faculty/Staff, Alumni

Campus

University Park Campus

Tags

Dornsife, Anthropology, visual anthropology, rai@usc

Website

https://dornsife.usc.edu/anth/

Cost

Open to the public and free to attend.

Department
Anthropology
Hashtag

#dornsife

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