Explore the 2019 programme below, either by browsing the separate sections, or looking at the timetable view.
Student showcases films made by the new generation of ethnographic filmmakers, often as part of doctoral projects
RAI/Basil Wright features the films competing for the top prizes at this year’s festival
Material Culture focuses on films with something to say about the way we engage with our material world
Intangible Culture explores worlds of music, dance, performance, and ritual
Special Interest explores a range of fascinating topics, including programmes with a special director or thematic focus
Shorts is new for 2019, and celebrates the best in short-form ethnographic filmmaking as a cauldron of innovation
In Aupaluk, Northern Quebec, a small cluster of primary coloured buildings cluster amidst the blinding white tundra. We are introduced to the tiny town (population 200, mainly Inuit) by a thoughtful teenager named Martha. Against footage of her painting in school, smoking with friends, and sewing her own clothes, Martha’s voiceover describes the pride she feels as an Inuk, and how she loves the peace, calm and beauty of her hometown - even if she occasionally feels lonely and isolated. A quiet and beautiful film about a quiet and beautiful place.
Aupaluk, Northern Quebec
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