318 Moors and Christians (OT: Moros y Cristianos)

Moors and Christians (OT: Moros y Christianos) (318)

11:30, Saturday 04th July, Theatre B

  • Director: Matias Meyer
  • Year: 2009
  • Run time: 50'

The morismas were brought to Mexico by the Spanish conquistadors and helped evangelize the natives. The Morisma of Bracho, commemorating the anniversary were accused of beheading of St. John the Baptist, and is celebrated for more than 150 years, during the last week of August by more than 8000 people, but the number is increasing every year. It represents the Battle of Lepanto (1571) and the Symposium of the pairs of France. This film is dedicated to all those who participate in this celebration of faith.

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Sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival was held from Wednesday July 1st to Saturday July 4th 2009, and included over 50 hours of screenings of new films, a major international conference, and a targeted selection of events focusing on anthropological ethics in filmmaking, youth participatory film, and archiving ethnographic film.

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