The University of Newcastle is excited to invite you to their third Social Science Ethnographic Film Night. Initiated as a UON Social Science event in 2019, the Ethnographic Film Night has brought together people from different continents, countries and cultures for a journey into rich visual worlds exploring the themes of environmental and human transformations.
This year, we have the privilege of being joined by Associate Professor and Visual Anthropologist Trond Waage from UiT – the Arctic University of Norway. We will watch Trond’s latest movie, A Peaceful Place, which brings us into the lives of the more than one million people from the Central African Republic (CAR) who have fled their homes since the beginning of a new civil war in 2013. The film follows newborn Elias and his extended family over a period of five years, as they are trying to start a new life in Northern Cameroon’s Adamaoua Province, some 300km from their home village in the CAR. Filmed in an observational style, A Peaceful Place gives an intimate portrait of persons having to deal with the ongoing crisis as they navigate their vulnerable lives.
Trond will join us online for Q&A after the film and will tell us a bit more about his work in Cameroon and CAR.