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

The House of the Dead (A Casa dos Mortos) #48

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13:30 hrs, Thursday 23rd June, Roberts G06
 
 
 
Director / Anthropologist: Deborah Diniz
Year of Release: 2009
Duration: 24 mins
Country of Production: Brazil 
Location: Brazil
Language: Portuguese (English sub)
 
 
 
 
Bubu is a poet who has been committed to state institutions for the insane twelve times. He challenges the meaning of hospital-jails, hybrid institutions which sentence the insane to life imprisonment. The poem The House of the Dead was written during the filming of the documentary and reveals the forgotten deaths that occur in these judicial asylums. There are three stories in three acts of death. Jaime, Antonio, and Almerindo are anonymous men, considered dangers to society, whose punishment is the tragedy of suicide, the unending cycle of being committed to the asylum, or surviving life imprisonment in the house of the dead. Bubu is the narrator of his own life and also of his own destiny – death in the asylum.