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

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14:00 hrs, Sunday 26th June, Roberts G08
 
 
 
Director / Anthropologist: Ron Ofer, Yohai Hakak/Yohai Hakak
Year of Release: 2008
Duration: 50 mins
Country of Production: Israel
Location: Israel (Jewish Ultra Orthodox Community)
Language: Hebrew, Yiddish (English, Hebrew sub)
Production: Belfilms Israel
 
 
 
As a young Haredi boy, Shmuel-Haim Pappenhym knew he must cover his eyes during Independence Day fireworks so as not to participate in “Zionist celebrations”. Today, as a radical Ultra-Orthodox leader, he organizes mass demonstrations against the State of Israel. He is also the editor of an influential magazine of a radical Jewish sect known for not recognizing the State of Israel. In contrast, Ultra-Orthodox parliament member, Rabbi Avraham Revitz, served in the Israeli Army, and has been involved in mainstream politics for many years. As the national election day approaches, Ravitz anxiously tallies his party’s projected parliament seats. Conversely, Pappenhym is counting on high numbers of voter abstentions. For Pappenhym, participation in Zionist elections is a grave sin.