28.-29.1.2011
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

28.01.2011

18:00 Opening ceremony
18:10 Arranged Love
18:50 Wedding
19:10 Bunong Guu Oh/Bunong´s birth practices
20:15 Pink gang
21:40 Bárisej
22:40 Being a trans-person living in a two-gender society

29.01.2011

14:00 Moje války/My Wars
14:40 České kořeny ve Švédsku/Czech roots in Sweden
16:10 Holuboje
16:50 Artzainak/Shepherds and sheep
17:20 Starik Petr/Old man Peter
17:55 Turistou ve vlastním domě/Being a Tourist at Home
18:55 Chokora - surviving on the street
20:05 Friends
21:00 After party in Dobeška

MOVIES

ARRANGED LOVE

Switzerland, 2010, 40 min
Sarah Bregy
28.01.2011 18:10

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

ARTZAINAK/SHEPHERDS AND SHEEP

USA, 2010, 15 min
Jacob Griswold, Javi Aitor Zubizarreta
29.01.2011 16:50

High up in the hills of Idaho, USA. Immigrants earn their wages in solitude as the quiet caretakers of thousand of serene sheep.

Director, Camera, Edit: Jacob Griswold, Javi Aitor Zubizarreta

Griswold and Zubizarreta were born in 80´s in USA. They studied at the Notre Damme University of Utah. Artzainak is their first film.

Production: Griswold an Zubizarreta Productions, Spain

Language of dialogues: English, Spanish

Language of subtitles: Czech, English

European premiere!!!

BUNONG GUU OH/BUNONG´S BIRTH PRACTICES

Switzerland/Cambodia, 2010, 50 min
Tommi Mendel, Brigitte Nikles
28.01.2011 19:10

On the basis of a social anthropological case study, this film documents the birth practices of the Bunong in Mondulkiri province, located in the northeast of Cambodia. Social, economic and political changes are transforming the province tremendously and are affecting villagers´ beliefs, perceptions and habits regarding pregnancy, delivery and early motherhood. Traditional midwives, pregnant women, mothers and their families give a personal insight into their present decision-making strategies, which are at the crossroads between tradition and modernity.

Directors: Tommi Mendel, Brigitte Nikles

Tommi and Brigitte both studied Anthropology at the University of Zurich. Currently Brigitte is working in Mondulkiri in Cambodia to establish a Bunong Cultural Centre and Tommi is working on his PhD with the means of Ethnographic Film.

Production: Tigertoda productions, Zurich, Switzerland

Camera, Edit: Tommi Mendel

The movie was projected on various world film festivals (selection):

NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival, Aarhus, Denmark 2010

International Festival of Visual Anthropology Mediating Camera, Moscow, Russia 2010

Cambodia International Film Festival, Phom Phen, Cambodia 2010

International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia 2010

Contro-Sguardi International Anthropological Film Festival, Perugia, Italy 2010

Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece 2010

 

Language of dialogues: Bunong, Khmer

Language of subtitles:Czech,  English

PARTNERS

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Thank you!

This project is realized with the financial support of the European Union. The content of this web page does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union.

CONTACT

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