Around the World in 90 Films

Plan your days! Explore the full film and sessions programme with prize screenings, workshops, special events. Consult the interactive map of film locations in 38 countries.
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The Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce that the following Film Prizes have been awarded at the 12th RAI International Festival of Ethnographic Film, London, 23rd - 26th June 2011.

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11th RAI Film Festival, 2009
CTCC, Leeds Metropolitan University

10th RAI Film Festival, 2007
GCVA, The University of Manchester

7th RAI Film Festival, 2000
SOAS, University of London

Indigenous and Community Media

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Indigenous and Community Media Films on FRIDAY 24th JUNE 2011
This strand looks at the struggle of communities to maintain the identity and traditions. Many of the films are resulting of participatory video projects and are directed by members of the indigenous community groups themselves. There are 9 films in this session which follow the Mapuche people of Chile, hemp weavers in China, or a Sikkim filmmaker documenting the traditional shaman culture of his own village.
A Looming Past The film weaves together a multi-layered narrative of the lives of traditional coarse blanket makers in a small southern Indian village in Karnataka State, Yaravarahalli.
Eight Ladies – This gentle and reflective film is a moving revelation of the woman’s sense of oneness with their Central Australian homeland and their sense of maintaining a lifestyle from the old days.
Hemp Weaving and Miao People – The film shows the relationship between hemp and the Miao people’s rituals, and the significance of hemp to the Miao people of China.  
Levekuka Clay – Ataizo Motahe is a wise man from Masi village in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea who earns a living from making traditional clay artefacts.
Ritual Journeys – The film is an intimate portrait of Merayk, an 80 years old Lepcha shaman, in Sikkim, India. The filmmaker is Lepcha himself and will attend the screening.
The Jungle Radio – Looking into women’s rights in Nicaragua. Women led radio station name and shame on air local men who abuse their wives and children.
The Stiches SpeakTanko Bole Chhe(The Stitches Speak) is an animated documentary which celebrates the art and passion of the Kutch artisans associated with Kala Raksha.
The Voice of the Mapuche – A documentary about the struggle the Mapuche face of maintaining their identity as a people, and stopping the encroachment of multinational corporations in Mapuche ancestral territory.
Weaving WorldsWeaving Worlds offers a fresh perspective on past and current dilemmas facing Indigenous artists by emphasizing the untold, personal stories of Navajo weavers.