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Pre-Festival Screenings at the Hyde Park Picture House

Throughout May and June, some of the world’s best known ethnographic film makers will be at the Hyde Park Picture House for the RAI’s ‘8-Greats’. Featuring documentaries from India, Australia, Ethiopia, Cameroon, and Central Asia, the films represent the best of the Royal Anthropological Institute’s extensive film collection, and winners of the RAI film prize. Supported by Screen Yorkshire, the films include ‘Schoolscapes’ by David MacDougall, a poetic portrait of a Krishnamurti-inspired school in India, 'Mursi, the Land is Bad', one of Leslie Woodhead and David Turton’s classic films of the Mursi people of Ethiopia , Jean Lydall and Kaira Strecker's 'Duka's Dilemma', and 'Waiting for Harry' by Kim McKenzie and Les Hiatt, a teasing, moving film about Australian Aborigines.

The series ends on June 30th with Rahul Roy's 'City Beautiful', with Mike Yorke holding a Q&A after the film. Do join us at 6.30pm at the Hyde Park Picture House.

The series starts on May 12th with a screening of films from the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology in Manchester, presented by the renowned visual anthropologist and Director of the Granada Centre, Professor Paul Henley.

For bookings and details, please use the Hyde Park Picture House website: www.hydeparkpicturehouse.co.uk

About this Festival

Sponsored 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 was held from Wednesday July 1st to Saturday July 4th 2009, and included over 50 hours of screenings of new films, a major international conference, and a targeted selection of events focusing on anthropological ethics in filmmaking, youth participatory film, and archiving ethnographic film.

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