Ethnologists, Endangered Languages and Indigenous Knowledge

Wollemi: A Land Inscribed with Story - A spiritual exploration into some of the art and Aboriginal culture in Wollemi National Park, NSW, Australia.

Tying Our World Together: Gathering Dogbane - Sharing the traditional knowledge of the Paiute community who have many uses for the dogbane plant.

Grammar of Happiness - Insight into the language of the Amazonian Pirah√£ tribe.

Silvestre Pantaleón - Traditional skills and disappearing rituals in the Nahuatl speaking village in Guerrero.

Voices from the Tundra - Inspiring look into the Tundra Yukagir's unique language in which the speakers gradually start singing when telling historical tales.

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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