24.-26.1.2019
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MOVIES
WITH ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEMES

Bio Ponrepo

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Lucerna Gallery

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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!

NEWS

11 11

We are pleasured that we can screen together with Festival of the Freedom these movies: Be Jam Be, Grab nad run and Across Gender. We screen in several high schools across whole Czech Republic. 
Freedom for ever!!

30 09

Call for films for Antropofest 2020 is not open. Thank you for understanding.

12 05

We would like to invite you to 3rd Anthropological Evening at Ponrepo cinema. It will take place on 16 MAY from 6.PM. You can watch Putování po Nepálu (1969) from National Film Archive and DUST (2016) from Antropofest archive. Our guest is Zdenek Stipl from Department of South and Central Asia, Charles University.

29 04

We would like to invite you to the second ECHOS OF ANTROPOFEST to Pardubice. The Echoes will take place 13MAY from 3 p.m. We will screen Be Jam Be, Říkejte mi strýcu, Remake of a Summer, Revenir, Shame and Perversity, and The Sisterhood: Visits of my friends.

19 03

We would like to invite you to first "Echos of Antropofest". It takes place 1APR from 6pm in Fotogaléria Trafačka in Nitra, Slovakia. We will screen Revenir movie. 

SCHEDULE

24.01.2019 : Galerie Lucerna

17:45 Welcome in Gallery Lucerna
18:00 Opening Ceremony of 10th edition
18:15 Remake of a Summer
19:50 Gellnerovský seminář

25.01.2019 : Kino NFA Ponrepo

17:42 Open of Exhibition - 10 years of Antropofest
18:00 Ready-made básně z emailové konverzace s A-teamem – zahájení 10. ročníku Antropofestu
18:30 Archipelago
19:30 Guest and break
20:00 BE' JAM BE the Never Ending Song
21:35 Guests and break
22:05 The Sisterhood: Visits with my Friends

26.01.2019 : Kino NFA Ponrepo

14:00 Wives
15:30 Break
15:45 Hanba a zvrácenost
15:55 Podzemnící
16:05 Guests and break
16:35 Říkejte mi strýcu
17:10 Guests and break
17:40 Youtubeři mezi námi
18:00 Guest and break
18:30 In the Devil's Garden
18:55 Guest and break
19:25 REVENIR (To Return)
20:45 Break
21:00 Marquis de Wavrin, from the Manor to the Jungle

MOVIES

REVENIR (TO RETURN)

Austrálie, Francie, Pobřeží slonoviny, Maroko, 2018, 81 min
David Fedele, Kumut Imesh
26.01.2019 19:25

REVENIR (To Return) For years, the stories of West African migrants and refugees have been told through the lenses of foreign journalists. Now there is a story from the inside. Revenir follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the same journey that he himself took when forced to flee civil war in his country ... But this time with a camera in his hand. Traveling alone, Kumut will be documenting his own journey; both as the main protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it, revealing the human struggle for freedom and dignity on one of the most dangerous migratory routes in the world. A controversial film experiment, a courageous journey and a unique collaboration between filmmaker and refugee; which is not without consequences.

David Fedele is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, particularly interested in exploring cultural, humanitarian and social justice issues. His films have been broadcast and screened widely around the world, and he now spends most of his time between the European and African continents. Kumut Imesh, originally from the Ivory Coast, was forced to flee civil war in his country in 2004. Seeking a peaceful and safe place to live, he began the long journey across the African continent before finally arriving in Morocco, where he spent 7 years. While in Morocco he worked closely with NGOs and associations working closely with other migrants, providing support and assistance. In 2013 he met the film director David Fedele in Morocco, and he worked as the translator for the film. During this time, Kumut developed a very keen interest in documentary filmmaking, especially the potential to tell stories from an African perspective, and the original idea to make a film retracing his journey across Africa was born. In 2014 Kumut arrived in Europe, and was granted asylum. He currently lives as a refugee in France, working as a webmaster. He is also the founder and president of ACSORE (Actions of Solidarity for Refugees), an association in France that works for the social and educational integration of asylum seekers and refugees.

Director, script: David Fedele, Kumut Imesh
Production: David Fedele Films
Camera: Kumut Imesh
Edit:  David Fedele

Language of dialogues: French, English
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Trailer:  https://youtu.be/nP-vs31b-ZY
 

IN THE DEVIL'S GARDEN

Alžírsko, Švýcarsko, 2018, 25 min
Pavel Borecký
26.01.2019 18:30

In The Devil's Garden The film situates the viewer within the makeshift space of an animal market in Algeria. Drifting between feeding and waiting, one attunes to the bodies of goats and camels, the oldest companions of Arab men. As we move deeper into the desert, the site turns into a sacrifice zone and reveals its dark geopolitical secrets. The sensory ethnography film will invite you to question the banality of displacement, confinement and exploitation in an out-of-sight territory.

Pavel Borecký is a social anthropologist, non-fiction filmmaker and social innovator. He co-founded an award-winning research organization "Anthropictures", carried out diverse projects in Serbia, Peru, Estonia and Czech Republic, and produced several ethnographic films. Being based at University of Bern, he currently investigates tactics of managing water scarcity in Jordan and works on a new film, book and sound installation.

Director, camera, edit: Pavel Borecký
Production: Institut of Social Anthropology, University of Bern
Script: Pavel Borecký, Franziska Voigt

Language of dialogues: Arabic
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/282462351

 

ARCHIPELAGO

Itálie, Írán, 2017, 61 min
Camilla Insom, Giulio Squillacciotti
25.01.2019 18:30

Archipelago Archipelago is a journey through ancient myths, exorcism rituals, sounds and spirits. In the south of Iran, on a group of islands of the Persian Gulf, humans and spirits coexist since centuries. The culture and traditions of these Islands are the result of the encounters between the African Diaspora, the Arab Countries and Iran, generating a unique system of syncretic beliefs. Spirits of different heritages and origins, called Bād, the Persian word for wind, moving through the air, take possession of the islanders bodies and can only be quieted through a music ceremony called the Zār Ritual. Thanks to an unprecedented access given to foreign film makers, the Film showcases stories and landscape s of the islanders daily life within the frame of the Rituals, giving, through pounding drum rhythms and wailing vocal chorus, a rare and unexpected glimpse of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Camilla Insom, anthropologist lives and works Sulaimaniyah, Iraqi Kurdistan. After completing the MA in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Rome Sapienza, she's currently a Phd candidate in Iranian Studies at University of Naples "L'Orientale".She is in charge of the Anthropological Studies of "Sapienza" University of Rome. Giulio Squillacciotti is Artist, Filmmaker and researcher lives and works in Milan and Maastricht. He studied Medieval Art History in Barcelona and Rome. He owns a MA in Visual Arts from the University of Architecture in Venice IUAV, where he studied Art, Philosophy, Semiotics and Anthropology. His work is mainly oriented on storytelling, cultural apexes and the way traditions re- shape in new contexts.

Direction, production, script, edit: Camilla Insom, Giulio Squillacciotti
Camera: Giulio Squillacciotti

Language of dialogues: Persian
Langiage of subtitles: English, Czech

35th Torino Film Festival - in Competition (December 2017); 27th International Festival of Ethnological Film Belgrade

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/234164343

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CONTACT

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