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October 2017

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

4th October 2017, 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

27th October 2017, 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

7th November 2017, 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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January 2018

Observation and Participation: Rossella Schillaci presents her films Sea Boundary and Ghetto PSA

January 30, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
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VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY SERIES Rossella Schillaci, a prolific documentary filmmaker and anthropologist trained at the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, will present two of her films (Sea Boundary and Ghetto PSA) and speak about the different filmic approaches that she uses in her work. Many of her films (Other Europe, Sea Boundary, Imprisoned Lullaby) employ a restrained and elegant observational style to explore themes of migration and search for identity. With Ghetto PSA however she embraced a participative approach that led…

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February 2018

When multilingualism is your mother tongue: the documentary Kanraxël and associated teaching resources

February 20, 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
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On the eve of world mother tongue day, we would like to take you on a journey to Agnack, at tiny village in the south of the West African country of Senegal. Places like Agnack defy the widespread Western conception of multilingualism as a modern phenomenon widespread in urban areas and associated with growing mobility and migration in an era of recent globalisation. Multilingualism in Agnack, as in many rural areas worldwide, is age-old, as is globalisation, which started there…

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