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October 2017

Vidigal Favela Chic: the moral geography of a slum gentrification in Rio de Janeiro

October 4, 5:30 am - 7:00 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
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Nestled on the hill between two of the wealthiest South Zone beach neighbourhoods of Rio de Janeiro, with staggering city and ocean views, Vidigal is the champion of a recent wave of favela gentrification, earning the epithet favela chic.

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Carnival, King of Europe: DVD launch & presentation

October 27, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
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Giovanni Kezich of the Ethnographic Museum of San Michele all'Adige (Italy) will join us to speak about the project Carnival King of Europe, which aims to bring into light the important similarities that can be observed among specific aspects of Carnivals and winter fertility rituals across different areas of Europe. A selection of films from the collection will be screened.

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November 2017

Travel: film screening with director Nick Mai

November 7, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
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Joy left Nigeria to help her family after her father’s death. She knew that she was going to sell sex in France, but she was unaware of the degree of exploitation that she would face. With the help of an association she obtains asylum, but to help her family and live her life, she continues selling sex. This documentary ethnofiction was co-written by Nicola Mai and 8 Nigerian women with experiences of migration, sex work and trafficking. Nick will be present to speak about the film and his work.

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