29.-30.1.2010
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MOVIES
WITH ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEMES

Dobeška Theater Prague

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INTRODUCTION

Antropofest is an international festival of movies with social anthropological themes.

Festival is held by eponymous NGO, formed by social anthropology graduates. The goal of the festival is to introduce the general audience to the movies that could also be one of the important study instruments of our domain. These specific documents will allow us to learn about the life of various human communities, social groups or individuals around the world.

During the festival we will hold debates on current projections and there will be also other accompanying programme.

We are looking forward to you!

SCHEDULE

29.01.2010

18:00 Opening Ceremony
18:10 Side effects: Portrait of a Young Artist in Lahore
18:45 After War, Before peace - In Searching of Democracy in central Afghanistan
19:25 Roya and Omid
19:40 Break
19:55 If Vagina Had a Teeth: The Shona Rainmaking Ceremony in Western Mozambique
20:55 Discussion and Break
21:15 Making it Big in Berlin
21:40 Discussion and Break
22:00 Feeling from Outside
22:20 Salaam Aleykum Copenhagen
22:40 Life of Roma women
22:50 Babica

30.01.2010

14:00 Opening Ceremony
14:05 Fish On!
15:05 Dobre nám je v Petržalke bývať?
15:40 Break
15:50 Červená růžičko, proč se nezozvíjíš. Doudlebská masopustní koleda: tanec, identita, status a integrace
16:25 Goluboie
17:00 Gáj
17:40 Kde krev a pot, tam i slzy
18:00 Discussion and Break
18:25 Drugs and Prayers - Indian Psychiatry in the Realm of Saints
19:25 Discussion and Break
19:45 Life in Bubbles
20:35 Break
20:45 Gente de Fajãs
21:45 Discussion and Break
22:00 Closing Ceremony
22:05 The Future of Visual Anthropology

MOVIES

AFTER WAR, BEFORE PEACE - IN SEARCHING OF DEMOCRACY IN CENTRAL AFGHANISTAN

Switzerland, 2008, 34 min
Christof Thurnherr
29.01.2010 18:45

After Wae, Before PeaceLal, a remote bazaar surrounded by the high mountains of the Western Hindu Kush in Central Afghanistan, struggles to find peace after more than 30 years of war. Everyday life in these harsch wintery surroundings don't seem to leave much space to deal with the new situation. Former Mujaheddin Commanders, religious leaders and newly elected state officials each have their respective views of this new system called 'democracy'. In this film these different actors tell us about their past, explain their respective views on the democratic changes and reveal their individual expectations for the future.

Language of dialogues: Farsi, English
Language of subtitles: English

IF VAGINA HAD A TEETH: THE SHONA RAINMAKING CEREMONY IN WESTERN MOZAMBIQUE

Estonia/Norway, 2009, 57 min
Liivo Niglas, Frode Storaas
29.01.2010 19:55

vagina„Ritual reversals“ or „ritual of rebellion“ are concepts used for mock rituals performend in Southern and Eastern Africa. During fertility rituals, like rain making ceremonies, women in their songs and dances demonstrate obscene behaviour while they behave like men. These are secret performance open strictly  for eldery men and women. Still, we were invited to record the rain making ceremony in the land of Chief Chassuka, Manika Province in Mozambique in order to document the ritual for the younger  generations. These rituals are a fading tradition probably due to the special character of the songs and dances.

Language of dialogues: Shona language, English
Language of subtitles: English

LIFE IN BUBBLES

Argentina/Switzerland, 2008, 50 min
Nadine Luchinger
30.01.2010 19:45

lifeCountry Clubs or ‘Countries’ are gated communities on the outskirts of Argentina’s cities. Under the watchful eye of the private security firms hired to protect them, the clubs act as an oasis of calm for the Argentine rich. In such an environment people in the ‘Countries’ enjoy an apparently idyllic, safe existence surrounded by tennis courts, football fields, golf courses, polo pitches, shopping facilities and sometimes even private schools. Yet this film shows the dilemma and the inner-struggle of those who were born into a privileged position in a state that fails to provide social amenities, justice or peace for the majority of its people.

Language of dialogues: Spanish
Language of subtitles: English

PARTNERS

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CONTACT

Don't hesitate and ask us or just send your movie (with apllication form) on email: [email protected]