Trobriand Cricket

Although now over three decades old, Trobriand Cricket is one of the most influential ethnographic films of the post-war period (it even has its own – minimalist – Wikipedia page). ‘The film demonstrates how, over 70 years, Trobrianders have ingeniously adapted the missionary-introduced sport of cricket to the needs of their society, and how this elaborate new ritual has functioned to soften the impact of colonialism’ (taken from the publicity blurb).

Ethnographic Film Screenings Michaelmas Term 2017

Wednesdays, 3pm, Lecture Theatre, 61 Banbury Road

All welcome.