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Social Anthropology hosts International Film Festival

This is a fantastic opportunity for all to see some of the best and most exciting new ethnographic films from around the world, from Edinburgh to Mumbai, and from Canada to Tibet.


The 13th RAI (Royal Anthropological Institute) International Festival presents the finest contemporary ethnographic films from all over the world.  From June 13 - 16 2013 this long-running and prestigious festival will be coming to Scotland for the first time.   The Festival will be hosted by National Museums Scotland and STAR in the Chrystal Macmillan Building thanks to the University of Edinburgh's Social Anthropology collaboration with STAR (Scottish Training in Anthropological Research). 

A special programme of events – entitled New Observations – complements the screenings featuring debates, conversations and seminars that explore the relationship between anthropology, art and film. The events explore issues such as how to film spirits, how to use animation to present traditional Indian story-telling, and the dilemmas of using film in gallery contexts.

Scottish Training in Anthropological Research (STAR) includes the Social Anthropology departments of the University of Aberdeen, University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh.


Films will be screened at National Museum of Scotland and University of Edinburgh.

Festival passes

Regular Festival Pass: £90
RAI Fellows and Members Pass: £75
Students/Concessions Pass: £50
Day Pass: £45

Students/Concessions Day Pass: £40

Buy festival pass and day pass

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