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Between Two Villages

Alternative title
Entre Deux Villages Entre Duas Terras
Synopsis
The film tells the story of the village of Aldeia da Luz, population 330, which is due to disappear with the construction of the Alqueva dam in the south of Portugal. A new village is being built a few kilometres away as a compensation for the population. The film focuses on the daily life of Aldeia da Luz, with its strong rural tradition and its prospect of change. From the negotiations to the construction of the new houses, the film shows how the authorities and the population try to recreate the village identity. The situation of the village of Aldaia da Luz reflects a mutating society.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2006
Year of production
2003
Subjects
Anthropology; Development studies; Geography
Keywords
dams; management of change; Portugal; rural development; social geography; village life

Credits

Director
Eduardo Saraiva Pereira; Muriel Jaquerod

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
94 minutes
Year
2006

Type
VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£50.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
94 minutes
Year
2006

Distributor

Name

Royal Anthropological Institute

Contact
Susanne Hammacher (Film Officer)
Email
film@therai.org.uk
Web
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Phone
020 7387 0455
Fax
020 7388 8817
Address
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
Notes
The Institute sells more than 250 anthropology and ethnology titles on video and DVD, including some produced by students and staff of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology. There is also a large library of internationally produced film and video productions from which items may be borrowed within the UK.

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