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

Arctic Spleen #260

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11:30 hrs, Saturday 25th June, Darwin LT
 
 
 
Director / Anthropologist: Piergiorgio Casotti
Year of Release: 2010
Duration: 14 mins
Country of Production: Italy
Location: East Greenland (Inuit)
Language: English  
 
 
 
 
East Greenland (3500 inhabitants) has the highest suicide rate among young people, 20 out of every 1000 inhabitants with 25 percent of women and 17 percent of men in that age group attempting suicide. According to experts all explanations point to the destruction of old ways of life forcing this population to deal with this new “coerced sedentarisation” that often brings “adverse childhood experiences”. Suicidal thoughts occur more often in young people who grew up in homes with a poor emotional environment, alcohol problems, violence, physical and sexual abuse. As a result, young people are unable to deal with current and future stressors such as poverty, substance abuse and relationship difficulties.