Adhiambo: Born in the Evening (2001, 67 mins)

‘Adhiambo’ means ‘the one born in the evening’ in the language of the Luo of western Kenya. The film follows a Luo woman called NyaSeme during the last month of her pregnancy and through the first weeks of her newborn daughter’s life. The film creates a personal account of a woman’s life, motherhood, children and the maintenance of bodily health in rural western Kenya.

GTC Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group - Film Programme Trinity Term 2018

Tuesdays 3.30-5pm, GTC Barclay Room (Weeks 2 and 4)

Convened by Paola Esposito

‘Herbs, Pills and Pots’

What happens when medical anthropology meets visual anthropology and ethnographic film-making? Can film as a language and a method of inquiry extend the theoretical and methodological boundaries of medical anthropology? The GTC Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group is an experimental, informal group exploring the extent to which ethnographic film can complement, enrich and further the study of medical anthropology themes, topics and methods. After each screening, we comment on the film’s content and approach, and interrogate its capacity to support the analysis of issues relating to illness, crisis, health and wellbeing. This term we look at the uses of herbs and
substances in medical treatments.