ALTAR and LCRC (Language and Culture Research Centre) present a special screening of ’War of the Gods’ (1971, 52 mins). This film portraying Makú and Barasana of Colombia is one of several documentaries of the Disappearing World Series produced by the Granada TV in the UK from 1970-1990s. The film contrasts the belief systems and way of life of the Indians, presented by the anthropologists who worked and lived with them, with those of Protestant and Catholic missionaries.

When 26 August 2015
from 06:00 PM to 08:30 PM
Where The Cairns Institute Lecture Theatre (Room D3-054)
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The film will be introduced by Distinguished Professor Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald, specialist in Amazonian and Papua New Guinean languages and her student Kasia I. Wojtylak, doing research in Colombia. Screened with permission of the Royal Anthropological Institute: https://www.therai.org.uk/film/film-sales/war-of-the-gods 

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War of the Gods poster