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 Poet's Salary (Le Salaire du Poete) #99

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11:30 hrs, Sunday 26th June, Roberts G06
 
 
 
Director / Anthropologist: Eric Wittersheim / Alexander Francois
Year of Release: 2008
Duration: 59 mins
Country of Production: France
Location: Vanuatu (Mwotlap)
Language: Mwotlap-Bislama-French (English sub)
Production: Blacksand Association
 
 
 
For the first time in many years, on the little island of Motalava in Vanuatu, a new song will be composed in the island's ancestors’ language, the language of god Quat, and become part of the island’s repertoire. But what is even more unusual is the fact that this new traditional chant has been written to honour a White man, a young French linguist nicknamed “Alex” by everyone on the island. The Poet’s Salary tells of the daily life of ethnographers while doing fieldwork, through a vivid and colourful account of the mutual exchanges between the people of Motalava and Alexandre Francois and Monika Stern (respectively ethnolinguist and ethnomusicologist).