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
Seemab Gul

Countries of production
United Kingdom

Year of production

Black and white, colour or both

28 minutes

28 March
Cinema 3, Watershed 9:15 AM
Special Interest

Zahida is a unique woman in Pakistan: she is the nation's only female taxi driver. This sensitive film provides fascinating insight into the personal and professional trials faced by this strong woman, who will not take no for an answer.

Director Seemab Gul will attend the screening to take part in a Q&A.

Zahida screens in a double bill with Horror in the Andes.

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Language(s) of film subjects