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3 carnivals and a half
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directed by Michele Trentini, fl. 2015; produced by Museo degli usi e costumi della gente trentina (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2007), 51 mins
One day in Valfloriana, one day in Grauno in Val di Cembra, one day in Palù del Fersina in the Val dei Mòcheni) following three (and a half ...) of the most significant traditional carnivals that still take place in Trentino. Far from the now prevalent format of the parade of masked wagons, these carnivals actua...
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directed by Michele Trentini, fl. 2015; produced by Museo degli usi e costumi della gente trentina (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2007), 51 mins
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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)
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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
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Agave is Life
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directed by Meredith Dreiss, fl. 2008 and David Brown, fl. 2014; produced by Meredith Dreiss, fl. 2008, Archeo Productions (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2014), 1 hour
Agave is Life is a documentary film about mankind’s 10,000 year-long symbiotic alliance with the marvelous agave plant, from which tequila, Mexico’s iconic distilled spirit, is derived. The documentary takes viewers back to a time when hunter-gatherers relied on the agave plant as a source of food, drink, shel...
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directed by Meredith Dreiss, fl. 2008 and David Brown, fl. 2014; produced by Meredith Dreiss, fl. 2008, Archeo Productions (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2014), 1 hour
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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.
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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...
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directed by Carmen Opipari, fl. 1997 and Sylvie Timbert (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1997), 58 mins
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The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song
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directed by Christy Garland, fl. 1997-2016; produced by Chris Bennett, fl. 2009-2015 and Christy Garland, fl. 1997-2016, Danish Film Institute (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2012), 1 hour 11 mins
Noted anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson (daughter of Margaret Mead) recently chose The Bastard Sings as the film she would introduce with a talk about ageing and poverty, two of the films’ themes, at the Anthropological Film Festival at the Jerusalem Cinematheque.  The Bastard, using direct cin...
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directed by Christy Garland, fl. 1997-2016; produced by Chris Bennett, fl. 2009-2015 and Christy Garland, fl. 1997-2016, Danish Film Institute (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 2012), 1 hour 11 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...
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produced by R. E. Bradbury and Frank Speed, 1918-2006 (London, England: Royal Anthropological Institute, 1963), 20 mins
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