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Jane Dyson shares ethnographic film on Himalayan Pandav Lila festival

February 25, 2021

On Thursday, February 18, geographer Jane Dyson (Associate Professor, University of Melbourne) shared her short ethnographic film Spirit: Longing and Belonging in the Indian Himalayas, which drew on her long-standing fieldwork in a Himalayan village. After a short introduction from Dr. Dyson, participants viewed the film independently and reconvened for a thought-provoking Q&A session about rural-urban divides, rapid economic change in the Himalayas, caste and religious practice, and the ethics of ethnographic filmmaking for a lay audience.