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

Unity Through Culture #208

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10:00 hrs, Sunday 26th June, Roberts G08
Director / Anthropologist: Christian Suhr, Ton Otto
Year of Release: 2011
Duration: 60 mins
Country of Production: Denmark
Location: Manus, Papua New Guinea (Baluan, Pam, and Lou people)
Language: Tok Pisin, Paluai, English (English sub)
Production: Moesgaard Film
Soanin Killangit is determined to unite the people and attract international tourism through the revival of culture on Baluan Island in the South Pacific. He organizes the largest cultural festival ever held on the island. However, some traditional leaders argue that Baluan never had culture. Culture comes from the white man and is now destroying their old traditions. Others, however, take the festival as a welcome opportunity to revolt against “70 years of cultural oppression” by Christianity. A struggle to define the past, present and future of Baluan culture erupts to the sound of thundering log drum rhythms.