Our dear friend and colleague, Professor Marcus Banks, passed away suddenly in October 2020.
Marcus was involved with the RAI throughout his career as both a filmmaker and a visual anthropologist. His first training as a documentary director-cameraman at the UK National Film and Television School was jointly sponsored by the RAI and Leverhulme. Marcus then joined the RAI Film Committee as a member and then served as Chair in the 1990s, was a regular member of the Film Festival Selection Committee and served as a judge for the RAI Film Festival on several occasions. In 2005, Marcus served as the RAI Film Festival Director. But more than these formal roles, Marcus supported RAI Film with a wealth of sage advice and wise counsel, which he reliably delivered in his calm, supportive and good-humoured manner.
In recognition of the debt of gratitude RAI Film we owe him, we present a film tribute from his friends, colleagues and students—a reflection of his contributions to the field of visual anthropology over the course of the past four decades.
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