Around the World in 90 Films

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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

Back and Forth (Arba’a sipurim Me’hanegev) #76

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14:00 hrs, Sunday 26th June, Roberts G08
Director / Anthropologist: Uri Rosenwaks
Year of Release: 2010
Duration: 52 mins
Country of Production: Israel
Location: Israel (Bedouins)
Language: Hebrew, Arabic (English sub)
Back and Forth is an unprecedented and authentic view of current Bedouin society. This unusual documentary is the story of the nomadic Bedouins forced by the Israeli government to relinquish their lifestyle and relocate into permanent dwellings. Settling in villages and townships has left large parts of this society in despair, while they try to move forward and progress, they are still held back by desert traditions and also, discrimination. Under the guidance of Israeli Filmmaker Uri Rosenwaks, four promising Bedouin directors point a camera at themselves and their society to record a ‘self-portrait’ of their own community and its hardships.Back and Forth brings modern Bedouin life to the screen, in the form of four stories intertwined with rare archival footage, which sheds light on the history of Israel’s Bedouin minority. The film moves back and forth between the personal and the general, the past and present.