Film that explore the surrounding topics of Agriculture such as food production, farming, fishing and eating rituals.

Feeding the Pigs - An observational account of the human-animal relationship.

The Cheesemaker - Explores the dependence between Swiss farmers and foreign workers.

Himself He Cooks - In the Golden Temple in Amritsar hundreds of volunteers prepare 100 000 free meals each day.

Cotton for my Shroud - Life of the cotton-growing community of farmers in India is threatened by commercial and mercenary interest.

Caught up in the Net -Porto Formoso‚Äôs strong fishing community calls for new infrastructure but face conflict with those whose interests lie in the tourism industry. 

Savouring Brazilian Fruits  -Inhabitants from the city of Salvador, Brazil, show how to enjoy to the full their favourite fruits from the local markets.

The Sisterhood - Explores transgender issues through three wine workers in South Africa.

Bay of Plenty - The socio-political struggle between Durban Fishermen and the muncipality in the shadow of the FIFA World Cup 2012.

The Guga Hunters of Ness - The Gaelic speakers of Lewis in Scotland are the only people in the EU exempt from a ban on hunting gannets.

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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.

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The Festival gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from:

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