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 Red Sufi (Der rote Sufi) #237

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10:00 hrs, Sunday 26th June, Roberts G06
Director / Anthropologist: Martin Weinhart / Jürgen Wasim Frembgen
Year of Release: 2010
Duration: 59 mins
Country of Production: Germany
Location: Pakistan, Lahore, Sehwan Sharif (Shiites)
Language: Urdu, German (English sub)
Production: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), 3sat
The film follows the German anthropologist Jürgen Wasim Frembgen, an international authority on Sufism in Pakistan, on his pilgrimage from Lahore to Sehwan Sharif to the holy shrine of the popular Sufi saint Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. Every year the anniversary of his death is celebrated like a wedding. Shiites and Sunnis, Hindus and Christians, women and transvestites, rich and poor are coming together for five days of the “Mela” and bring the whole town to a state of trance.