Regilaul - Songs of the Ancient Sea (2011. Directed by U. Koch)

On the shores of the Gulf of Finland, the ancient Finno-Ugric peoples originated a singing tradition of mysterious power called the Regilaul. Based on the continuous repetition of eight-syllable verses, they produce a haunting sound able to connect the fleeting present with the eternal circle of life. This film explores how Regi songs still fire the imagination today, weaving together people and nature through song. 30-40 mins viewing, followed by discussion. 

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GTC Medical Anthropology Film and Discussion Group - Film Programme Hilary 2022


3.30-5pm, Tuesdays (Weeks 4, 6 and 8) on Teams

Convened by Paola Esposito (

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 ‘Inner/Outer’.