Songlines, Sorcery and Tobacco: Using film to expose the cultural determinants of smoking in remote Australian Aboriginal communities

 September 30, 2014. 15:30-17:00. F-salen, Filmhuset

The Section for Cinema Studies welcomes you to an open lecture to discuss the challenges of preserving Aboriginal culture in a region with one of the world’s highest smoking rates. The documentary, Ngarali – The Tobacco Story of Arnhem Land, features Yolngu sharing their struggle from traditional and contemporary perspectives.

Kishan Kariippanon is a PhD candidate in anthropology, from Menzies School of Health Research, Australia. His research interests lie in the use of media and mobile technology amongst Aboriginal youth in remote communities. Trained in medicine and public health, his work seeks to bring together communications and mobile technology for preventive health programs.

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