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37 Uses for a Dead Sheep
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directed by Ben Hopkins (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2006), 1 hour 25 mins
The Pamir Kirghiz are a tribe of some 2,000 people from the Pamir region of Central Asia. For the last 27 years they have lived in exile in Eastern Turkey. In 2005 an Anglo-Turkish film crew arrives in their village to work with the tribe to tell their story. (Winner Basil Wright Film Prize 2007)
directed by Ben Hopkins (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2006), 1 hour 25 mins
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1700 Metres from the Future
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directed by Ulla Rasmussen, fl. 1990 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1990), 1 hour 24 mins
Inhabitants of an isolated settlement called Gásadalur (on the Faroe Islands in the North Atlantic) discuss the pending tunnel planned to connect them to the rest of the island. They share their outlooks concerning the future impact it will have on their present way of life and living conditions.
directed by Ulla Rasmussen, fl. 1990 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1990), 1 hour 24 mins
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Across the Border: Afghan Musicians exiled in Peshawar
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directed by John Baily, fl. 1973 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 54 mins
This documentary, directed by John Baily, features Afghanistan musicians exiles in Peshawar.
directed by John Baily, fl. 1973 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 54 mins
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Adhiambo - Born in the Evening
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directed by Ruth Tuchtenhagen, Wenzel Geissler, fl. 2001 and Ruth Prince, fl. 2001 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 1 hour 7 mins
‘Adhiambo’ means ‘the one born in the evening’ in the language of the Luo of western Kenya. The film follows NyaSeme, a married mother and grandmother in her late 30s, during the last month of her pregnancy and through the first weeks of her newborn daughter’s life. The first part of the film focuses on...
directed by Ruth Tuchtenhagen, Wenzel Geissler, fl. 2001 and Ruth Prince, fl. 2001 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 1 hour 7 mins
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The Ainu Bear Ceremony
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directed by Neil Gordon Munro, 1863-1942; produced by Royal Anthropological Institute (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 29 mins
The RAI has reedited the original film of this ceremony among the Ainu people of Japan. In the bear ceremony, now no longer performed, a specially reared bear was reverently killed and its flesh and blood eaten by the participants. The film shows a series of ritual acts with some commentary on their meaning.
directed by Neil Gordon Munro, 1863-1942; produced by Royal Anthropological Institute (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2001), 29 mins
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Barbara and Her Friends in Candombleland
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directed by Carmen Opipari, fl. 1997 and Sylvie Timbert (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1997), 58 mins
In the divine Afro Brazilian cult Candomble is an initiation religion centred around possession. The filmmakers concentrate on children who introduce and guide us to this world. The children play at Candomble. Passing from simulation of the representation, the children touch on the possession dance. Many are eager...
directed by Carmen Opipari, fl. 1997 and Sylvie Timbert (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1997), 58 mins
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Benin Kingship Rituals
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produced by R. E. Bradbury and Frank Speed, 1918-2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1963), 20 mins
Until it was conquered by the British in 1897, the city of Benin, in what is now Nigeria, was the centre of a powerful kingdom. Its rulers, the Obas of Benin, were mysterious, secluded figures who spent much of their time in the performance of rituals designed to enhance their power and to ensure the prosperity of...
produced by R. E. Bradbury and Frank Speed, 1918-2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1963), 20 mins
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Between two Villages (Entre deux Villags Entre Duas Terras)
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directed by Muriel Jaquerod, 1970- and Eduardo Saraiva Pereira, 1868- (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2003), 1 hour 34 mins
Between two Villages tells the story of Aldeia da Luz, population of 330, bound to disappear with the construction of the Alqueva dam in the south of Portugal. A new village is being built a few kilometres away as a compensation for the population. The film focuses on the daily life of Aldeia da Luz, with its stro...
directed by Muriel Jaquerod, 1970- and Eduardo Saraiva Pereira, 1868- (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2003), 1 hour 34 mins
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Black Mountain
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directed by Amin Hajee; produced by Charlotte Whitby-Coles (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 1 hour 25 mins
A once unremarkable site of multi-faith pilgrimage to a Sufi Saint has been transformed and its local history rewritten - the film documents the journey of Charlotte, a student undertaking her PhD research in India, who, whilst researching religious pilgrimages, stumbles upon the politicisation of a pilgrimage sit...
directed by Amin Hajee; produced by Charlotte Whitby-Coles (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 1 hour 25 mins
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Born
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directed by Andy Lawrence, fl. 2009 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 56 mins
This documentary is made by Andy Lawrence in collaboration with independent midwife Judith Kurutac. They met in Kurutac’s thirteenth year of practice when she supported Lawrence’s partner, Helen Knowles (Birth Rites’ curator), through the birth of their second child at home. For Kurutac the collaboration was...
directed by Andy Lawrence, fl. 2009 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2008), 56 mins
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