The movement of peoples has long been a key research area for anthropology- but the topics surrounding migration and refugees have become major issues on a global scale over the past decade. These films offer us a glimpse into some of the topics:

Playing with Nan - The story of a young Nepali man who migrated to work in a Nepali restaurant in northern Japan.

Indian or not Indian - A French undocumented immigrant in India, married to a Bengali village woman exemplifies questions about integration, identity and cross culture.

Kurdish Lover - A family portrait that depicts the miseries of war and exile.

Women Moving Forward - Follows Latin American women who have migrated to Spain and become domestic workers.

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Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival will be held from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Edinburgh, hosted by National Museums Scotland and the STAR consortium. Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) is a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Over 60 new films will be screened alongside a conference 'New Observations' and a selection of special events and workshop about art & anthropology and the use of archival film.

The RAI Film Festival is held in collaboration with the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California.

Our Sponsors

The Festival gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from:

UDDA NMS SSGS ED Unversity of Aberdeen StAndrews WILEY