Toma Peiu will convene the panel Precarious landscapes, forensics and decolonial futures at the 16th Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) Film Festival & Conference - Expanding the Frame: Ethnographic Film and ITs Others, held at The Watershed in Bristol, UK, between March 27th - 30th, 2019.
The two sessions of the panel are scheduled for Thursday, March 28th, at 9am and 11am, respectively, in Watershed 3. The sessions will be chaired by Prof. Pegi Vail (NYU Anthropology) and Toma Peiu, who will draw on work produced in collaboration with Luiza Parvu, in Uzbekistan, the UK and the US, in a presentation on Border sensitivity and blissful displacements.
Other speakers on the panel include Clarisse Destailleur (University of Leipzig), María Fernanda Carrillo Sánchez (UACM), Snezana Stankovic, Viadrina Center (Humboldt University of Berlin), Pavel Borecký (University of Bern).
The festival opens on Wednesday, March 27th, with an event screening of the film Edge of the Knife (dir. Gwaai Edenshaw Helen, Haig-Brown, 2018), followed by a conversation with lead actor William Mitchell Russ.
Toma Peiu’s participation at the RAI Film Festival and Conference is supported by a Conference Travel Grant from the Center for British & Irish Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder.