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

Dreams and Sacrifices (Sueños y Sacrificios) #103

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15:00 hrs, Thursday 23rd June, Roberts G08
Student film
Director / Anthropologist: Lotte Haase
Year of Release: 2009
Duration: 40 mins
Country of Production: The Netherlands, Peru
Location: Peru
Language: Spanish (English sub)
In Peru, each year in the month of June, thousands of people come together at the pilgrimage site of the Lord of Qoyllur Rit’I, 4700 meters up in the mountains. Here, they dance to the Lord, the mountains and the Sun in order to beseech forgiveness for their sins, but also to ask for material objects. The film follows one of the dancers, Laura, who makes the pilgrimage for the first time. It shows the significance of making this dangerous and physically demanding pilgrimage and the sacrifices the pilgrims make to fulfil their dreams.