Half Elf (2021. Directed by J. B. Magnússon)

Half Elf (2021. Directed by Jón Bjarki Magnússon).

In Iceland, a lighthouse keeper prepares his earthly funeral while trying to reconnect with the elf within. As his one
hundredth birthday nears and Trausti senses the hand of death upon him he is on a quest to find the coffin that can carry this elf back to the mysteries beyond.

30 mins viewing, followed by discussion

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GTC Medical Anthropology Film and Discussion Group - Film Programme Michaelmas 2021


3.30-5pm, Tuesdays (Weeks 4, 6 and 8 - online in Weeks 6 and 8)

Online - the joining link will be listed above.

Convened by Paola Esposito (paola.esposito@anthro.ox.ac.uk)

The GTC Medical Anthropology Film & Discussion Group explores the extent to which film can complement, enrich and further the study of medical anthropology themes, topics and methods. After watching selected clips, we discuss a 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 focus on the theme of ‘aging’.