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

The Masks of Mer #328

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14:00 hrs, Saturday 25th June, Roberts G06
Director / Anthropologist: Michael Eaton
Year of Release: 2010
Duration: 37 mins
Country of Production: UK
Location: Australia
Language: English
Production: Potlach Productions
The film by Alfred Haddon made in 1898 in the Torres Straits, lasting for less than a minute, is the world’s first anthropological cinema. The Masks of Mer tells the extraordinary story of this experiment and the masks worn in the sacred initiation ceremony Haddon filmed. And, for the first time since Haddon himself publicly presented the work, his films are ‘synchronised’ with the team’s phonographic records.