Film screening: ‘Arnav at Six’ and ‘Shikahar Singh’ by David MacDougall

Dates & times

Tue 21 August 2018, 12pm–1pm


The Theatrette, Sir Roland Wilson Building, 120 McCoy Circuit, Acton, Canberra

Image: Film screening 21 Aug


‘Arnav at Six’ (2012) explores the life and mind of an intelligent and observant child of six. Arnav is fascinated by the geology, plant-life, and ecology of the area in which he lives, a dry and rocky region of Andhra Pradesh in South India. Made in a interactive style, the film is both an engaging encounter between an adult and a child and a compelling demonstration of the possibility of complex thought and reasoning in early childhood.

‘Shikhar Singh’ (2003) is an interview, or more precisely a monologue, by a gifted 12-year-old with decided views on politics, family, and education. Once Shikhar began talking, he couldn’t stop.

Presented by the ANU Visual Anthropology Forum, from the new series, ‘Films of Childhood’.

Bring your lunch!


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