11:00, Wednesday 17th June, Cinema 2

Director/Anthropologist: David MacDougall
Year of Release: 2014
Duration: 53 mins
Country of Production: Australia
Location: Delwara, Rajasthan and India Mewar

From the 16th century the Indian village of Delwara in southern Rajasthan was ruled as a principality of the kingdom of Mewar. Its palace, which overlooks the village, is now a luxury hotel – a world remote from the daily life of the villagers. Following on from his film ‘SchoolScapes,’ which was inspired by the early cinema of Lumière, David MacDougall here employs a series of precisely observed scenes to explore Delwara’s local primary school as a part of contemporary village life – a life that continues “under the palace wall.”

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