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13:00, Thursday 28th June, Bragg

Director: Birgitte Glavind Sperber (Denmark)

Year: 2006

Run time: 30'

Location/Ethnic group: Rumbour Valley, Northwest Pakistan/ Kalash

Language: In English and Kalasha with English subtitles

Production/Distribution: pending

The Last Honours

The Kalash are a non-Muslim minority of some 3-4000 people living in the Hindukush Mountains of Northwest Pakistan. Among this people, a funeral is most important to celebrate the late person and for the clan to gain honour. The Kalash themselves consider their funerals beautiful expressions of their culture. In the summer of 2005, the oldest man in Rumbour passed away. The previous year he told about his life to the camera. This film combines two elements – a life remembered by a happy old man and his funeral and all the rites around it. The villagers have seen the film and have agreed that it may be screened to people elsewhere.