Around the World in 90 Films

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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 Bagyeli Pygmies at the Fringes of the World (Les Pygmées Bagyéli à la Lisière du Monde) #170

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14:00 hrs, Sunday 26th June, Roberts G06
Director / Anthropologist: François-Philippe Gallois
Year of Release: 2009
Duration: 56 mins
Country of Production: France
Location: Cameroon (Bagyeli Pygmies)
Language: English, French, Bagyeli (English sub)
Production: Matango Productions
“Before, we were poor but we didn’t know it because we lived contentedly in the forest…” Discovering the modern world, the Bagyéli Pygmies realized that they are very poor and seen as slaves by a society dominated by farmers. And when the Exxon pipeline arrives in the Pygmie’s forest with the support of the World Bank, our industrial and bureaucratic society seems to behave more reprehensively than the farmers.