Films exploring different tribes, communities, traditions and modern changes occurring in African countries.
Films that cover the topics around agriculture, food production, farming, fishing and eating.
Anthropologists at Work: ethics, politics and fieldwork.
Films that explore the subjects of Anthropology, Film and Fieldwork.
Anthropology of Health and Well-being
Insights into well-being and concepts of care in the mental health sector - Fertility and maternity
Looking into the diverse culture of Central and South American Communities.
Films dealing with indigenous knowledge and forms of communications
Films looking into different areas and life styles in India.
Exploring the products of human creativity and the means through which people engage with the material world in which they live.
A selection of films which look at the causes and consequences behind human movement.
Music, Dance and Performance
Films in two days about intangible cultural heritage of music, dance and performance from all over the world.
Participatory Community
Participatory films using community input during production.
Urbanisation, Tourism, and Change
Films which explore the conflicts and change that result from urbanisation and tourism.
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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.

Our Sponsors

The Festival gratefully acknowledges sponsorship from:

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