Department of Sociology, University of Delhi


Delhi International Ethnographic Film Festival

Nov 26 – 30, 2008

The Department of Sociology, University of Delhi presents India‘s first International Ethnographic Film Festival.

The festival brings to the Dlehi audience some of the finest recent docuemntaries from more than 30 countries across the world.
The films will be screened at Alliance Francaise, James Beveridge Media Resource Centre at Jamia Millia Islamia, Vivekananda Hall at Delhi School of Economics and the School of Environmental Studies.

Film makers and guests from different countries will be present to take part in several panel discussions and post screening interaction with audiences.

The festival has the following sections:

Open Section29 documentaries from 23 countries. Selected from over 200 films entered for the festival. The films cover a wide range of themes including sexuality, ecology, displacement, music, indigenous cultures, childhood and politics.

TributeDIEFF pays a tribute to David and Judith MacDougall by screening 9 of their films spanning a film making career of four decades. The MacDougalls are key figures in the history of the documentary and have worked in various parts of the world. David recently completed a series of six films on the Doon School that he shot over a period of two years. He is a recipient of the Grand Prix at the Venice Film Festival. The MacDougalls will be attending the festival and will be delivering special talks during the festival.

Retrospective – A package of 8 films by and on Jean Rouch. The legendary French film maker who revolutionised the documentary form by introducing the cinema verite style of shooting and conceiving documentaries. Francoise Foucault a long time associate of Rouch will be present to take part in the discussions.

Street: Ritual And PerformanceThe street has been a focus of documentaries ever since the form emerged.
DIEFF has chosen ‘The Street’ as the theme for this edition. The section focuses on Brazil with 13 films curated by Patricia Monte Mor from the Rio De Janeiro International Ethnographic Film Festival and 10 films from the rest of the world.

Panel DiscussionsSeveral Indian and international film makers will be present during the festival to take part in panel discussions and post screening interactions.

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