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

The Golden Beach (Den Gyllene Stranden) #138

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16:00 hrs, Friday 24th June, Darwin LT
Director / Anthropologist: Hasse Wester
Year of Release: 2008
Duration: 58 mins
Country of Production: Sweden
Location: India (Halakki Gowdas)
Language: Swedish, English (English sub)
Production: Lila Film
A small group of farmers belonging to the Halakki Gowda tribe live near a small beach in southern India. When the Swedish filmmaker Hasse Wester was first there, the farmers had little contact with the outside world. Hasse lived with the farmers for more than a year. He learned their language and developed a close friendship with a man called Maneshwara. Today the beach has changed drastically. There are plenty of cafés and white tourists. In the film we follow the farmers’ encounter with the white tourists and Hasse’s friendship with Maneshwara over a period of twenty years.