Best Feature Film-Society for Visual Anthropology Film & Media Festival, USA, 2020
Commendation-Richard Werbner Award for Visual Anthropology, RAI Film Festival 2020
Best Cinematography-Collected Voices Film Festival 2020
Ethnokino-Award of Life Time Recognition 2021
Film Festivals-Official Selection
MATA TIFF, Taiwan Indigenous Film Festival 2022
Ethnofest, Athens, Greece 2021
Mental Filmness, Chicago, USA, 2021
Ethnokino Film Festival, Bern, Switzerland 2021
RAI Film Festival, UK, 2021
FIFO (Festival Internationale du Documentaire Oceanien) Tahiti, 2021
Eyes & Lenses Ethnographic Film Festival, Poland, 2020
Trier Ethnographic Film Festival, Germany, 2021
Hawaii International Film Festival, USA, 2020
Collected Voices Film Festival, USA, 2020
Macquarie University International Ethnographic Film Festival, Australia, 2020
Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival, USA, 2020
Riga Pasaules Film Festival, Latvia, 2020
German International Ethnographic Film Festival, Germany, 2020
LIDF (London International Documentary Film Festival), UK, 2019
Film Festival, TV and Conference Screenings
Anthropology and mental health: Methodological questions and qualitative research on mental health in Oceania. Workshop. Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Port-Vila. Vanuatu. 8 March 2023
MATA TIFF Taiwan Indigenous Film Festival, Taiwan. 26-29 Aug, 2022. Official Selection
Ethnofest. Athens, Greece. 25 Nov-5 Dec, 2021. Screening in Panorama
Mental Filmness. Chicago. Oct 9-Nov 1, 2021. Eventive Online Festival.
German Anthropological Association (GAA/DGSKA) Conference ”Worlds. Zones. Atmospheres. Seismographies of the Anthropocene“ University of Bremen-28 Sept-1 Oct. 2021. Opening Film of Film Programme.
Beyond Assymetries. Ethnokino Film Festival. Bern, Switzerland. 17 June 2021. Ethnokino Award of Life Time Recognition 2021.
Völkerkundemuseum Universität Zürich (Ethnographic Museum of the University of Zurich). Swiss Premiere. 3 June 2021. Screening and discussion with the editor, Heidi Hiltebrand. More information here.
The first Biennial Conference of the European Network for Psychological Anthropology (ENPA), Helsinki, Finland. 1-June 2021-Online
Social Science Forum. Brighton and Sussex Medical School. 27 May 2021
ASA 2021 (Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth): Responsibility. Online, 29 March- 1 April 2021
RAI Film Festival 2021 19 -28 March 2021. Commendation for The Richard Werbner Award for Visual Anthropology.
WHO (World Health Organisation), Geneva, Switzerland. 17 March 2021. Lunch time event for WHO Staff. With the participation of Dr Mapa Ha’ano Puloka, Zhang Qi (WHO Department of Traditional, Complementary and Integrative Medicine), Peter Ventevogel (Senior Mental Health Officer UNHCR), Dévora Kestel (Director, WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use) and moderation of Mark Van Ommeren (WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use). Full report here.
FIFO (Festival Internationale du Documentaire Oceanien) 2021. Tahiti. 6-14 February. Official Selection. Festival press release here. Inside the Doc interview with Mike Poltorak. Michèle de Chazeaux présente les films sélectionnés#4
ASAO 2021 (Association for Social Anthropology in Oceania). 4-7 February 2021. Online conference.
Trier Ethnographic Film Festival. 25-31 January 2021. Organised by students of sociology/ethnology at the University of Trier (Germany). Film featured here with video interview and questions on ethnographic film. Read more.
Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival. 16-31 December 2020. Venice, California. Official Selection. (Postponed from May due to Covid-19). Online. Screening on the 20th December.
Tongan Broadcasting Commission-Tongan TV premiere- 19th December 2020-with following talanoa with Sia Uhila Angilau (Tongan Ordinary Lives), Leo Hoponoa ( Tonga Mental Health and Disability Association -TMHDA) and Virginie Dourlet (Nuku’alofa International Film Festival). Screening and talanoa (starts 1.07.46) available on Facebook here and TBC Channel here.
Society for Visual Anthropology Film and Media Festival (SVAFMF).BEST FEATURE FILM 1-10 December 2020.
DER and SVAMF Online talanoa with Robert Lemelson, Jessica Hardin and Patricia Fifita. 10th December 2020. More information here. View the whole talanoa and learn more here.
Hawaii International Film Festival-Pacific Showcase
November 5-29, 2020- Honolulu, US. View here. Named as one of 5 pacific showcase gems.
Eyes and Lenses Film Festival
October 25th -Warsaw, Poland- Programme here
Collected Voices Film Festival October 15-30, 2020- Chicago
Official Selection and Best Cinematography
SSPC Annual Meeting. Rhode Island. USA. 9th October 2020. Full programme here.
Macquarie University International Ethnographic Film Festival
October 8/9 2020 -Sydney, Australia
Riga Pasaules Film Festival. 17th to 20th September 2020. Riga. Latvia. Official Selection (Postponed from the 23-26th April due to Covid-19)
German International Ethnographic Film Festival. 15th May 2020. Göttingen, German. Official Selection. (Online due to Covid 19)-GIEFF_2020_Catalogue
LIDF (London International Documentary Film Festival). 30th November 2019. London, UK. Official Selection.
Community and University Screenings
University of Luzern, Switzerland. Ethnology Seminar. 15 March 2022.
Cairo Institute for Liberal Arts and Sciences. El Darb Al Ahmar. 17 September 2021. Part of Anthropology/Ethnographic Studies Course part of Bridge Program in Liberal Arts.
Lo’au University. Lo’aun Multimedia Programme ” Lo’au & World Scholars (#10). 5th July 2021.
BSMS (Brighton and Sussex Medical School) Social Science Forum. Screening and Q and A. 27 May 2021. 10.30 – Q and A. 12pm -1 pm. All welcome. Information and link here.
CUSAS Social-Department of Social Anthropology-University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK. 19 February 2021.
Università degli studi di Milano Bicocca. Milan, Italy. Screening as part of course ‘Culture e Società del Pacifico‘. (Culture and Society of the Pacific), taught by Dr Gaia Cottino. 3rd December 2020
Sia’atoutai Theological College, Tonga. Screening for Theology and History Dept. Facilitated by Rev’d Dr Paula Latu as part of history course ‘TALA-TUKUFAKAHOLO AND HISTORY. Thursday 22 Oct. 2020
Fakalanga Talanoa he Fāngailupe La’ā Pongipongi Online Talanoa. Brigham Young University and University of Hawai’i at Manoa Hawaii, USA. (5th November 2020). Read more and see the talanoa here.
Religious Healing and Sacred Health Curing: Online Documentary Film Program and Debate (Week 4-22nd August 2020) A virtual documentary film presentation and debate organized by the Network of the Anthropology of the Middle East and Central Eurasia of EASA in collaboration with the Religion and Society Research Cluster, Western Sydney University. More information about the series here. Webinar introduction and Q and A can be seen here.
MAHASSA program- Heidelberg University-Germany. 9th June 2020.
Visual Dialogues-Film Studies and the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, The University of Manchester. 27 February 2020.
Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Groningen, Groningen. The Netherlands. 6 January 2020.
Gulbenkian Cinema. University of Kent, Canterbury, UK. 13 November 2019.
Agora Cinema. La Trobe University. Bundoora. 9 September 2019. Part of research symposium ‘Medical Alternatives in the Pacific: Practice, Policy and Resilience’.
Mangere Arts Centre. Auckland. 12 September 2019. See feedback from screening here.
To be rescheduled
Harvard University. Co-hosted by Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School & Cultural Survival. Cambridge, USA. 20 April 2020 (Postponed due to Covid-19)