Switzerland, 2010, 40 min
In Tamil Culture the parents are traditionally responsible to find a suitable marrige partner for their children. “Love warriages” exist as well, but are less accepted in society. Sri Lanka people, who migrate to Europe, often continue the tradition of the “arranged marriage”. That means, that young Tamils, who grew up in a western society, get confronted with contrasting ideals concerning marriage.
The ethnographic documentary “Arranged love” discusses, based in three portraits, different ways of young Sri Lankan couples to deal with that issue. The film shows different point of views, what conflicting situations can emerge and what opinions the couples hold on western ways of love amd marriage.
Director, production, camera, edit: Sarah Bregy
Born in 1981 in Switzerland. 2003-2010 she studied at the University of Zurich in Cultural Anthropology, Cinema Studies and Political Sciences.
Language of dialogues: Swissgerman, Tamil
Language of subtitles:Czech, English
Czech Republic, 2010, 25 min
The compatriotic village of Holuboje was founded in the so called Bessarabia (part of today’s Moldavia) by Czech colonists in 1864. Holuboj compatriots managed to preserve aspects of their language and folk culture, often long forgotten in the Czech Republic, in the manifold national variety of this region. The most extraordinary of all is the folk band which has continuously functioned here for incredible 146 years and which has various Czech songs in its repertoire.
Despite these folk singularities, local people are afflicted with the same problems as all the people of the isolated and poor Moldavia. The decline in economics, disintegration of agricultural co-operatives and everyday existential problems endanger the existence of this folk band. The author of the film introduces four protagonists, inhabitants of Holuboj, who provide an insight into the past and present lives of compatriots in Moldavia.
Director, production, camera, edit: Martin Šmoldas
Martin is a student of Social Anthropology at the University of Pardubice. He is interests in the field in Moldova.
Language of dialogues: Czech
Language of subtitles: No subtitles
Belgium, 2011, 15 min
Culturally, we are all governed to live in and reproduce two-gender societies, taking a gender role „naturaly“ assigned by biological sex. Some discoveries disagree.
Director, Production, Camera, Edit: Petar Veljacic
Petar was born 1979 in Aleksinac, Yugoslavia. Graduated at the University of Belgrade, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Ethnology and Anthropology on a topic History and perspectives of Visual Anthropology . His film education started in film school of Academy Film Center in Belgrade and further developed through various productions in the field of visual anthropology and observational filming. His video activist work begun in Brussels, where he is living and working since 2009.
Language of dialogues: English, French
Language of subtitles: English