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

Juarke Boys Made Men in Mboum Society #295

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19:00 hrs, Friday 24th June, Roberts G06
 
Student film
 
 
 
Director / Anthropologist: Mohamadou Saliou
Year of Release: 2010
Duration: 52 mins
Country of Production: Norway
Location: Ngangha, Northern Cameroon
Language: Fulfulde, Mbom (English sub)
Production: Visual Cultural Studies, University of Troms  ø  
 
 
 
The Mboum people have practiced male circumcision for decades. Until the middle of the last century, male circumcision was highly regarded as a period of initiation leading to a man’s status. Every year, children were sent to the buch and during their seclusion, cultural codes and knowledge of the community are given to them. Nowadays, this mode of knowledge communication has phased out. Therefore, very often, there are generational conflicts between  the older and younger generations, especially those who were born and raised far from their community. By following a group of five children during their period of initiation, this film show how circumcision is practiced in this community. In spite of social changes and external pressures, the effort and the will are there to maintain a social order with this practice.