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

Music, Dance, and Performance

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Music, Dance, and Performance Films on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2011
Over two days, 12 films will be screened which all explore intangible cultural heritage of music, dance and performance in a variety of contexts. They cover topics from the preservation of traditional dance and music found in rituals, unusual instruments and their players from around the world, the role of music in local tourism and culture, to modern musicians confronted with their countries political restraints on their creativity. Come and find out more about African dance, vintage guitars, and funeral rituals in Papa New Guinea.
Saturday, 25th June 2011
A Two Day Fair – The film is a two day journey into the music and every day life of an uncle-nephew duo, set against the backdrop of the Rann, Gujarat.
Faux Vintage – A social history of old electric guitars told by restorers, repairers, collectors and traders of vintage instruments in London.
Fine Tuning This Musical War Movie follows the extraordinary rise and fall of The Israeli Orchestra.
Golden ScarsGolden Scars presents an intimate portrait of the realities facing young musicians in Cuba, offering an exclusive look into the unique stories of two young rappers born in Santiago de Cuba.

Hanoi Eclipse: The Music of Dai Lam Linh – This film follows the challenges faced by the controversial Vietnamese band, Lam Linh.

Kaay Fi Kaay Fi is a documentary of the sabar dance drumming tradition of the Faye or Sing Sing family in Dakar, Senegal.
Ritual Journeys – The film is an intimate portrait of Merayk, an 80 years old Lepcha shaman, in Sakkim, India. The filmmaker is Lepcha himself and will attend the screening.
Rubber’s Kastom – The film describes the processes involved in Lak funeral or mortuary rituals of Papua New Guinea.
Tribes of Cologne – The members of the Kölner Stämme (Cologne Tribes) imitate “foreign” cultures such as Native American Indians, Vikings, Romans and most notably Huns and Mongolians as a leisure time activity.
Ustad Rahim – Ustad Rahim was a master of the Afghan rubab, a double-chambered plucked lute with sympathetic strings.
Sunday, 26th June 2011
I Dream of MummersI Dream of Mummer’s is a story about a custom whose origins are hidden far back in the past, a tradition that has become part of the history of an entire nation.
Paradiso – Roy Arbuckle, a musician from Derry, Northern Ireland decides to put on a dance night to unite Protestants and Catholics enemies in his town.
Unity Through Culture – Soanin Killangit is determined to unite the people and attract international tourism through the revival of culture on Baluan Island, Papua New Guinea,  in the South Pacific.