Stage Name # 114

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14:00, Thursday 13th June, CMB 1&2

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  • Director/Anthropologist: Miguel Rato
  • Year of Release: 2012
  • Duration: 20 mins
  • Country of Production: UK / Portugal
  • Location: Sao Tome e Principe
  • Ethnic Group: Santomean
  • Language: Portuguese (English)


The Tragedy of the Marquis of Mantua and the Emperor Charlemagne brought by the Portuguese to São Tomé and Príncipe in the 19th century, gave origin to Tchiloli, the restaging of this ancient text, a product of cultural assimilation and colonialist heritage that still stands today. The role of texts and speech - religious, political or theatrical – in shaping a society and culture: how much of daily life is informed by fiction and vice versa; how people grow into their roles, how much of them and their country is reflected in the characters and in the stories they play.

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Organised by the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain & Ireland (RAI) since 1985, it is an itinerant festival that moves biennially from one university host to another, in association with local community and cultural organisations.

The festival will be held from Thursday 13 June to Sunday 16 June 2013 in Edinburgh, hosted by National Museums Scotland and the STAR consortium. Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) is a collaboration between the Universities of Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews. Over 60 new films will be screened alongside a conference 'New Observations' and a selection of special events and workshop about art & anthropology and the use of archival film.

The RAI Film Festival is held in collaboration with the Center for Visual Anthropology, University of Southern California.

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