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

The Last Dervish of Kazakhstan #168

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11:30, Friday 24th June, Darwin LT
 
 
 
Director / Anthropologist: Olesya Bondareva, Mauri Pasanen
Year of Release: 2010
Duration: 27 mins
Country of Production: Russia, Finland
Location: Kazakhstan (Kazakh)
Language: Kazakh, Russian, English (English sub)
Production: Documentary Film Studio Mosaic
 
 
 
The form of Sufism present in Kazakhstan was originally born through the contact between lslam and the local Central Asian traditions, most notably shamanism. Bifatima is widely considered the last practicing dervish in Kazakhstan, a guardian of this old line of Sufi tradition. The film shows her performing rituals in which ancient shamanistic practices merge with religious beliefs.