Caught up in the Net #122

Caught up in the Net (Apanhados na Rede)

19:00, Friday 14th June, CMB 3

rai 122 caught-up-in-the-net

  • Director/Anthropologist: Amaya Sumpsi
  • Year of Release: 2013
  • Duration: 58 mins
  • Country of Production: Portugal
  • Location: Azores Islands
  • Language: Portuguese, Spanish (English)


What are the criteria to choose sites to become either heritage or tourism spots? Can tourism be compatible with other economic activities, or does it annul them by turning places into show stages? What is the community’s weight in the decision process? Is tourism a sign of progress and modernity or retrogression?

Porto Formoso’s strong fishing community found that the natural conditions of their port were no longer useful. They demanded the construction of concrete infrastructures. Although they had support from some inhabitants, many more were against such modernisations, as they would ruin the port’s natural beauty, and therefore its tourist potential.

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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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