Aidan Seale-Feldman

Aidan Seale-Feldman is Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer in the Bioethics Program at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on questions of crisis, care, and the relationality of affliction. Her book project explores psychosocial transformations in postdisaster Nepal, tracing the public articulation of a mental health crisis in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes, including its strategic uses, ethical demands, and unexpected consequences.

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Trembling Mountain

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Trembling Mountain

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum. Gyalpo chants in a low vibration, twisting and smoothing the beads on his mala, touching them to his ... More

Castaway Man

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Castaway Man

Perhaps the best place to start with Kesang Tseten’s Castaway Man (2015) is with its final scene—with grainy archival footage of a man burying a time capsule in... More

Sunyata Cinema: An Interview with Kesang Tseten

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Sunyata Cinema: An Interview with Kesang Tseten

In the Summer of 2019, Aidan Seale-Feldman sat down with director Kesang Tseten in Kathmandu to talk about anthropology, cinematic aesthetics, and his practice ... More

Who Will Be a Gurkha

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Who Will Be a Gurkha

Kesang Tseten’s Who Will Be a Gurkha (2012) is a corporeal film full of movement, exertion, physicality, and masculine energy. The film follows the archaic sele... More

Ethnocine: Get By

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Ethnocine: Get By

The riveting and melodic sounds of the people’s chant inaugurate the opening scene. “Fighting for justice (fighting for justice), and a living wage (and a livin... More

Ethnocine: Nobel Nok Dah

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Ethnocine: Nobel Nok Dah

Blur. As the camera moves in and out of focus, we linger in the blur, in the opaque space of subjectivity in motion. When the image comes into focus, we find ou... More

Swim Lesson

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Swim Lesson

I looked down, seized by panic as the strange thought hit me that swimming was actually some sort of miracle and there was no good reason why I wouldn’t just si... More

Survivors

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Survivors

An aerial view descends into the city as floating trash blur the boundaries where water turns to housing settlements. The camera follows an ambulance through th... More

The Possibility of Spirits

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The Possibility of Spirits

A barely perceptible breeze brushes through quivering feathers adorning a statue. For a fleeting moment, one has the sensation that the statue has come alive. V... More

Ghosts and Numbers

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Ghosts and Numbers

We welcome you to the newest iteration of The Screening Room film series!For our inaugural film we have selected Alan Klima's Ghosts and Numbers, a film that ma... More