Welcome to the RAI Film Festival Programme 2019!

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


Directed by
Julieta Pestarino

Countries of production

Year of production

Black and white, colour or both

8 minutes

30 March
Waterside 3, Watershed 9:05 AM

An essay-documentary that explores the processes of archival research, and the limits of the kind of knowledge it can provide. Pestarino pursues photographer and traveller André Roosevelt into the archives, attempting to discover the nature of his time in Ecuador (filmmaker? entrepreneur? colonialist?). Curiosity, frustration and resignation.

Location(s) depicted
Argentina Ecuador

Language(s) of film subjects

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