2011 PROGRAMME

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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FILM PRIZES AND AWARDS

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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FORMER RAI FESTIVALS

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

Dance to the Spirits (Dansa als Esperits) #1

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14:00 hrs, Saturday 25th June, Darwin LT
 
 
 
Director / Anthropologist: Ricardo Íscar / Lluís Mallart
Year of Release: 2010
Duration: 78 mins
Country of Production: Spain
Location: Cameroon (Evuzok)
Language: French, Ewondo (English sub)
Production: Únicamente Severo Films
 
 
 
Dance to the Spirits is a creative documentary shot in Nsola, an Evuzok village in the Cameroon jungle. To its inhabitants there are two kinds of diseases, the “natural” ones and the ones caused by sorcery. This is the story of Mba Owona Pierre, the “healer” who handles the sicknesses coming from the night world. The dance to the spirits is his most important healing ritual. We see him in his daily life, practicing his treatments and writing down his thoughts about modernity, religion and medicine. Dance of the Spirits is a portrait of an extraordinary character and a tribute to Evuzok culture.