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Current Event April 5, 2016:

FROM OUR EYES: Community Media and Visual Ethnography in China

Tuesday | April 5, 2016 | 4:00 – 7:00 PM | Leavey Library (LVL) 17

 

Professor XIONG Xun, our Current Visiting Scholar at the Center for Visual Anthropology in the Anthropology Department at USC,  will screen his new film about the Ami of Eastern Taiwan at this event. He is an Associate Professor of Visual Communication at The School of Communication and Design at Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangdong, China.

 

 

PAST EVENTS:

Royal Anthropological Institute XIV International Ethnographic Film Festival 

presented by 

USC CENTER FOR VISUAL ANTHROPOLOGY

March 4-5th, 2016 at University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

!!!ATTENTION !!! ROOM CHANGE: SATURDAY MORNING GFS#106 films moved to SGM#101.

For a current and complete listing of all events with time and place as of February 28, 2016, CLICK HERE. Please note that venues and times may change without notice. Best printed in landscape view.  ATTENTION ROOM CHANGE: SATURDAY MORNING GFS#106 films moved to SGM#101.

All screenings will be held at Seeley G. Mudd Hall [SGM] or Grace Ford Salvatory Hall [GFS] on USC campus. Opening Ceremony and Reception at 6 p.m. Friday in GFS foyer. Best access is by West Campus Vermont Avenue Entrance at 36th Place (Gate #6) or from Exposition Blvd at the gate across from the LA Natural History Museum. This gate is also close to Expo Line light rail stop.

The USC venue of the RAI film festival in Los Angeles to be held 4th-5th March 2016 will showcase showings of all prize winners as well as additional selections and SPECIAL  SESSIONS

FRIDAY MARCH 4TH in GFS#106 at 7:00pm: Inaugural Lecture by Andre Singer

Prof. Andre Singer, the President of Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, Adjunct Research Professor of Anthropology at USC, and CEO of Spring Films will launch the festival on Friday, March 4th at 7:00 pm in GFS#106 with a talk entitled  "From Academic Anthropology to Mass Media: Making A Living Making TV Ethnographies."

 

 

SPECIAL SCREENINGS FRIDAY MARCH 4TH AT 8:00pm: 3 Prize Winning Feature Length Films from Bristol RAI filmfest

NOTICE: clicking on a film title will, in most cases, take the reader to the Royal Anthropological Institute's 2015 Bristol film festival website, where one can find descriptions and data for each film. NO OTHER LINKS on that site are applicable to the Los Angeles venue. For a current and complete listing of all screenings in Los Angeles with time and place as of February 28, 2016, CLICK HERE

  • SEPIDEH: REACHING FOR THE STARS A DOUBLE PRIZE WINNER of the Basil Wright Film Prize and the Dogwoof Audience Film Prize at Bristol 2015. By following the main character, an Iranian young woman named Sepideh for several years, the film also explores the social dynamics among the young generation in Iran and  between generations as well. [90min in SGM#123 @ 8pm

  •  BODY GAMES Winner of the Intangible Culture Film Prize at Bristol 2015. Martial arts master Cobra Mansa and his friends search for the African roots of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira. A powerful myth links Capoeira to a legendary Angolan game called Engolo – the Zebra dance. [87min in SGM#124 at 8:00pm] 
  •  ECHO OF THE MOUNTAINS Commendation for the Basil Wright Film Prize at Bristol 2015. Santos de la Torre, a great Huichol artist lives in oblivion. Despite having made a great mural for the metro station Palais Royal at the Louvre, he lives isolated and ignored in his own country. [90min in GFS#106 at 8pm]. 

 

Scroll down to view an alphabetical index of all films to be screened at this years Los Angeles venue of the 14th International Ethnographic Film Festival of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

NOTICE: clicking on a film title will, in most cases, take the reader to the Royal Anthropological Institute's 2015 film festival website, where one can find descriptions and data for each film. NO OTHER LINKS on that site are applicable to the Los Angeles venue. For a current and complete listing of all screenings in Los Angeles with time and place as of February 28, 2016, CLICK HERE

 

Agave is Life Meredith Dreiss, David Brown USA, 59min [SGM#124@9am] 

Attacking Zhanggan Village
Wang Haian | 2012 | 86 mins [GFS#106@10am]

The Auction House: A Tale of Two Brothers [Commendation for RAI Film Prize] Ed Owles, UK 2014, 85 mins [SGM123@8:40pm] 

Baka: A Cry from the Rainforest [Winner of RAI Film Prize] Phil Agland, UK 2013, 89 mins  [SGM124@1pm] 

Behind the Screen
Aung Nwai Htway Yangon Film School | 2012 | 35 mins [SGM#123@5:20pm] 

BODY GAMES [Winner of the Intangible Culture Film Prize. Richard Pakleppa, Matthias Röhrig Assunção, Christine Dettmann, South Africa, UK, Brazil 2014, 87 mins 87min [SGM#124 @ 8pm on FRIDAY]

Boya Boya (Shine Shine)
Karen Boswall, Ruba Al Akash | 2014 | 18 mins [SGM#123@11am]

Cast in India [Commendations for Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize and for Material Culture and Archaeology Film PrizeNatasha Raheja, USA 2014, 26 mins. [SGM#123@1pm]

Changa Revisited. CoDirectors: Peter Biella and Leonard Kamerling, USA, 2015 60 mins. [SGM#124@7pm]

Cutting the Cord (Lutu Chuktiwa)
David Shorter, USA, 2013, 22 mins. [SGM#124@10:00am] 

Donation to the Museum Teri Brewer, UK, 2015, 27mins.  [SGM#124@11:15am]

Dressing to Keep from Disappearing
Tom Crowley | 2014 | 6 mins [SGM#123@3:10pm] 

Echo of the Mountain [Commendation for the Basil Wright Film Prize]
Nicolás Echevarría Mexico | 2014 | 92 mins [GFS#106@8pm on FRIDAY] 

Fatuma and Asya. Two Afar Girls in Ethiopia
Francesco Sincich | 2014 | 59 mins [SGM#124@9pm]

The Feast of Kurban Bayram #109
Liu Xiangchen | 2012 | 52 mins  [GFS#106@9am]

First Footprints (Episode 1 Super Nomads)
Bentley Dean, Martin Butler | 52  mins [GFS#106@7pm]

The Go-Between, Afar of Ethiopia
Frode Storaas, Rolf Scott, Getachew Kassa | 2014 | 38 mins [SGM#124@8:15pm] 

Honey (Huchi): The Future Okavango [Green Film Award in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas 2015]
Martin Gruber, Adelina Antónia,  Miguel S. Hilario, Henriques Bino Job, Fatima Jose, Evaristo Quintas | 39 mins | 2013 [SGM#124@2:35pm] 

Kalanda: The Knowledge of the Bush [Winner of Richard Werbner Award for Visual Ethnography and Commendation for RAI Film Prize] Lorenzo Ferrarini, UK 2014, 62 mins  [SGM#124@3:50pm] 

Lady of the Lake
Zaw Naing Oo Yangon Film School | 2014 | 22 mins  [SGM#123@4:50pm] 

Leaving Greece [Winner of Wiley Blackwell Student Film Prize] Anna Brass, Germany 2013, 79 mins. [SGM#123@9am] 

Lifelines
Jane Dyson | 2014 | 16 mins [SGM#123@3:20pm] 

Marriage, Maoism and Modernity  Zhifang Song  2009  30mins [GFS#106@11:30am]

Masons of Djenné
Trevor H J Marchand | 2013 | 22 mins [SGM#101@4pm]

Mill Stories:Remembering Sparrows Point Steel Mill William Shewbridge, Michelle Stefano | 2015 | 36 mins  [GFS#106@9:30pm] 

Movement Is a Blessing (Haraka Baraka)
Lana Askari | UK | 2014 | 27 mins [SGM#123@10:25am]

My Village in 2006 Wei WANG, Shandong China, 2007, 75mins.  [GFS#106@3:50pm] 

No Dixi Plays in Zhouguan This Year Xun XIONG, China, 2007, 70 mins  [GFS#106@2:30pm] 

Noise that Brings Money
Konrad Pilot | Norway | 2013 | 41 mins, [SGM#124@5:10pm] 

Peasant Family Happiness [农家乐] Jenny Chio, 2013, 70min  [GFS#106@1pm]

Qing Ming: Grave Fengshui and Segmentary Lineage Organization in a North China Village
Zhifang SONG | 2015 | 41 mins [GFS#106@5pm]

The Rebirth of Mahadev: Copper Mining in Nepal [Commendation for Material Culture and Archaeology Film PrizeDipesh Kharel, Frode Storaas, Nepal , Norway 2015, 20 mins [SGM#123@3:40pm] 

Remembering Yayayi  
Pip Deveson, Fred Myers, Ian Dunlop | Australia | 2014 | 57 min [GFS#106@8pm]

Ringtone  [Commendation for Material Culture and Archaeology Film PrizeJennifer Deger, Paul Wunungmurra, Australia 2014, 30 mins [GFS#106@9pm]

SEPIDEH: REACHING FOR THE STARS [Winner of the Basil Wright Film Prize & the Dogwoof Audience Film Prize. Berit Madsen, Denmark 2013, 90 mins [FRIDAY in SGM#123 @ 8:00pm] 

The Silvesterchläuse of Hundwil
Michele Trentini | 2014 | 12 mins [SGM#123@11:40am] 

Together As One
Kilian Lamtur Tanlaka | Norway | 2013 | 39  mins. [SGM#124@3:25pm] 

Tracing Roots
Ellen Frankenstein | USA | 2014 | 35  mins. [SGM#123@10:25am] Tracing Roots

Tyres  [Winner of Material Culture and Archaeology Film Prize] Kyaw Myo Lwin, Yangon Film School, Myanmar 2013, 30 mins  [SGM123@4:10pm] 

Virtual Me: Gender and Identity in World of Warcraft
Trent Monahan | USA | 2013 | 11 mins [SGM#123@11:25am] 

Where the Clouds End Wanphrang Diengdoh, Anjali Monteiro, K.P.Jayasankar | India | 2014 | 52 mins [SGM#124@2:10pm]

For a current and complete listing of all screenings in Los Angeles with time and place as of February 28, 2016, CLICK HERE 

 

CLICK HERE to see archived films from the xiii RAI film festival at USC in 2014

 

 

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