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

Rubber's Kastom #274

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09:00 hrs, Saturday 25th June, Roberts G08
Director / Anthropologist: Paul Wolffram
Year of Release: 2011
Duration: 45 mins
Country of Production: New Zealand
Location: Papua New Guinea
Language: Tok Pisin (English sub)
Production: Handmade Productions
The film describes the processes involved in Lak funeral or mortuary rituals. The various stages of the rites are presented in combination with an overview of the political and social setting against which the rites are usually performed. As a background to the ritual processes described in the first half of the film, Rubber details his aspirations for his own ritual. He describes how he came to be one of the leading practitioners within the secret men’s society and a man of political and social importance. The second half of the film shows the complete ritual process as it was performed "by Rubber for Rubber” inJanuary 2005.