Online Documentary Film Program and Debate: Religious Healing and Sacred Health Curing

The Network of the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia (AMCE) of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), will organise a new series of online biweekly documentary film presentations regarding “religious healing and sacred health curing” from June 2020.

During our current complex situation caused by COVID-19, this program should be considered a unique platform for specialists of the field in which they will be able to watch collectively documentary films which in one way or another discuss the role of religion, religious rituals, sacred sites and material religion in religious healing and sacred health curing. The film presentations will be continued by a debate between the moderator, filmmakers and the specialists of the field. 

  1. Our program is open to all religions, rituals, and related topics and there is no limit for the date of production; 
  2. If you are aware of such documentary films which would be suitable for this program, please contact the moderator to provide the name of the film, the filmmaker and the related e-mail address. Films should be subtitled in English  and open access to all for a period of 24 hours prior to the presentation;  
  3. If you are interested in participating in this initiative as an audience member, a filmmaker, or a discussant, please contact the moderator; 
  4. While films will be presented online and based on the platforms that filmmakers will provide for watching them (individuals registered to the program), the general debate will be organised via zoom (individuals registered to the program);  
  5. With the agreement of filmmakers and discussants, the online debates and discussions will be recorded to be used as open access resources for further academic research. Those who are interested in being part of this program can contact Dr. P. Khosronejad ( Sincerely,P. Khosronejad

Moderator of the Network of the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia of EASA





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