Past events

Journey to the Maggot Feeder
Wednesday 25 October 2017, 01:00pm - 03:00pm
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Ethnographic Film Series

Organised by SOAS Department of Anthropology & Sociology in conjunction with Royal Anthropological Institute

Wednesday 25 October 1pm, Khalili Lecture Theatre, SOAS

Journey to the Maggot Feeder by Liivo Niglas and Priit Tender, 68 min / 2015

This film tries to solve the mystery of a bizarre Arctic fairy tale. Priit Tender, an Estonian animator, makes a film about an old Chukchi legend – The Maggot Feeder. The unconventional narrative is misunderstood by western audiences and Priit takes a journey to Chukotka in the north-eastern corner of Siberia, where he unearths deeper layers of the tale and local culture. This anthropological road movie makes innovative use of animation to explore the importance of storytelling.

For further information on the films please contact: RAI Film Officer, Caterina Sartori,

All are welcome, booking not required.