Loading Events

Past Events

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

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
+ Google Map
Free

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.

Find out more »

How do you see me? Screening and discussion with filmmaker Nariman Massoumi

28th November 2017, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

How do you see me? is a quietly observed documentary portrait of the filmmaker’s mother, Manijeh, an Iranian immigrant who has lived in Britain since the 1980s. Nariman Massoumi will present his research and screen the film.

Find out more »

January 2018

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

30th January 2018, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

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…

Find out more »

February 2018

The Desert Prince – screening and discussion with Howard Reid and Jeremy Keenan

6th February 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

THE WORLD OF GEO SERIES The Desert Prince Director: Howard Reid, 1994.  1995 Best Documentary Golden Gate Award. San Francisco International Film Festival. UK PREMIERE With Director Howard Reid,  Series Producer André Singer and Social Anthropologist Jeremy Keenan.  The film is a portrait of the renowned Tuareg leader Mano Dayak and his people, both traditional nomads and armed insurgent militia who, at the time of filming,had rebelled against the Nigerien government. A series of severe droughts had forced many Tuareg to abandon their traditional grazing…

Find out more »

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

20th February 2018, 6:00 am - 8:30 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

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…

Find out more »

Journeys through Colour: experimentation, realism and artifice in non-fiction travel film

27th February 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

A study of colour in film – its multifarious technologies and practices - offers a way to question a teleological film history of innovations, in which each technology is read retrospectively as a response to the technical limit of its predecessors.

Find out more »

March 2018

What can anthropologists learn from documentary film-art practices ‘made in India’?

20th March 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Royal Anthropological Institute, 50 Fitzroy Street
London, W1T 5BT United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

This book maps a hundred years of documentary film practices in India. It demonstrates that in order to study the development of a film practice, it is necessary to go beyond the classic analysis of films and filmmakers and focus on the discourses created around and about the practice in question.

Find out more »

January 2019

Journey to the Maggot Feeder (RAI Film Festival Ambassador screening)

January 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Room G.05, 50 George Square, Edinburgh
Free

SoMA Edinburgh is proud to present a free film screening of Journey to the Maggot Feeder (2015). This film tries to solve the mystery of a bizarre Arctic fairy tale. Priit Tender, an Estonian animator, makes a film about an old Chukchi legend – The Maggot Feeder. The unconventional narrative is misunderstood by western audiences and Priit takes off on a journey to Chukotka in the north-eastern corner of Siberia, where he unearths deeper layers of the tale and local culture.…

Find out more »

Fighting for Nothing to Happen & Treasured Moments (RAI Film Festival Ambassador screening)

January 25, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
University of Kent
Free

Fighting for Nothing to Happen After the volcanic eruption of Mount Rokatenda, the people of the island of Pulau Palue in east Indonesia are to be relocated. But are the planned relocation and the "new" life at the neighbouring Pulau Besar really promising? This film accompanies Father Cyrillus, priest and employee of a Christian NGO, in his efforts to promote and drive forward the relocation project. A worried host community, unclear land rights at the relocation site, a corrupt and…

Find out more »

WHY IS MR W. LAUGHING? (RAI Film Festival Ambassador Screening)

January 31, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Out of the Brew, 306 New Cross Road
London, SE14 6AF United Kingdom
+ Google Map
Free

WHY IS MR W. LAUGHING? is a portrait of three members of a community of artists with different disabilities. Rather than making a film about inclusion, the film itself was produced inclusively. In an open collaborative journey through the pictorial worlds of the three artists, a focus was set on their aesthetic obsessions and perspectives through their own videography. As a result of the collaborative approach, the film is an eclectic mix of materials and techniques, interview situations interwoven with…

Find out more »
+ Export Events