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Moving pictures, moving stories: what archive films reveal

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‘Home movies’ have become a part of everyday life, but they are also important documents about the way we live. New digital techniques allow us to view footage from the past that would have been previously inaccessible, and to use it to help us understand more about our history. This talk will introduce the amateur cinefilm collections of the Centre of South Asian Studies, which were mostly taken in India between 1920 and 1950, and will show how interpretation of just a small section of one film can reveal a great deal about those being filmed, the film-maker and the society in which they live.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society talks series.

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