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Aftermath
Friday 02 November 2018, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
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AFTERMATH: screening and Q&A

Friday 2 November at 7.00pm

Aftermath
2013 / 91 minutes  
Directed by Raphael Barth
With Simron Jit Singh

The Royal Anthropological Institute invites you to the screening of the documentary AFTERMATH, which explores the story of the indigenous Nicobar Islanders after being devastated by the 2004 Tsunami.

The film focuses on the controversial impact of international disaster aid in light of increasing extreme weather events happening globally, begging the question: what is good help? How can science help people in crisis?
 
The film, which had its world premiere in Vienna, has generated a fair bit of attention in the media, including a film review in Nature.  Since, it has been shown at various film festivals, universities and at conferences. The protagonist of the film, Dr. Simron Singh, will be present in person for a Q&A after the screening.

Prof. Simron Singh is Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, Faculty of Environment, University of Waterloo, Canada. He studies society-nature interactions and resource use on small islands, currently the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. He has played lead roles in several international projects related to environmental justice, social conflicts, and the politics surrounding payment for ecosystem services. He has conducted extensive ethnographic research in the Nicobar Islands since 1999. His work on the Nicobar Islands in the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami has received considerable science and media attention, with profile in journals Science, Nature, New Scientist, and a documentary film, Aftermath. He was the recipient of the RAI Fellowship in Urgent Anthropology in 2009, in recognition of his work on the Nicobar Islands. His academic profile can be accessed here.

Preview of the Nicobar documentary: Aftermath – the second flood. https://vimeo.com/120353690
 
This event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to https://aftermathsingh.eventbrite.co.uk
 
Location : Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
United Kingdom
http://www.therai.org.uk