Following the Peacock - a documentary of Eszter Spät

Date: 
February 27, 2014 - 18:00 - 20:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Following the Peacock - a documentary of Eszter Spät

 

This anthropological documentary introduces the Yezidis, a little-known religious minority of Northern Iraq, and follows the tour of their most sacred object, the Standard of the Peacock through the settlements of Sinjar Mountain, where the traditional way of life and customs are undergoing a fast change, due to the political, economic and social shifts of the last decades. 
 
 
Eszter Spät is a research fellow at Central European University, doing research on the religious and social structure of the Yezidis, a Kurdish religious minority. She has been carrying out field research in the Iraqi Kurdish Region since 2002. The footage for this film was shot during two field trips in 2011 and 2012 supported by the Hungarian OTKA and the Gerda Henkel Foundation. 

 

This anthropological documentary introduces the Yezidis, a little-known religious minority of Northern Iraq, and follows the tour of their most sacred object, the Standard of the Peacock through the settlements of Sinjar Mountain, where the traditional way of life and customs are undergoing a fast change, due to the political, economic and social shifts of the last decades.  

Eszter Spät is a research fellow at Central European University, doing research on the religious and social structure of the Yezidis, a Kurdish religious minority. She has been carrying out field research in the Iraqi Kurdish Region since 2002. The footage for this film was shot during two field trips in 2011 and 2012 supported by the Hungarian OTKA and the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Introduced by István Perczel (Dpt. of Medieval Studies)

followed by a discussion