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

About a Village #132

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09:00 hrs, Friday 24th June, Roberts G08
 
 
 
Director / Anthropologist: John C. Swanson
Year of Release: 2011
Duration: 68 mins
Country of Production: USA, Hungary
Location: Hungary, Germany
Language: Hungarian, German (English sub)
 
 
 
 
Where is one’s true home? For Elsa Koch and her friends this question is more complicated than for most. Born in a German-speaking village in Hungary, they were forced to leave after the Second World War when they were still children. Although they eventually succeeded in building their lives in post-war Germany, the transition was not easy. The characters in the film tell the story and express their occasionally conflicting views in their own words, leaving room for interpretation. This is a film about people who were affected by historical events and not a film about “history”.