Czech Republic, 2010, 26 min
Věra Fialová was born at the end of the First World War as the out-of-wedlock child of a Czech woman and a Polish man, a Russian prisoner of war. In an old suitcase she keeps her old letters and pictures from the First and Second World Wars. Her memoirs, accompanied by songs from her family repertoire, capture the "small history" - the life story of an "ordinary woman" against the backgraound of the great historical events of the 20th century.
An edited document taken as part of ethnological field research in 2007 and 2009. The Film was produced as part of the research project of the Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Prague "Cultural Identity and Cultural Regionalism in the Process of Shaping European Ethnic Patterns" (reg. number AV0Z90580513).
The director Jiřina Kosíková (*1952) works as ethnologist at the Institute of Ethnology at the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Prague - Department Brno. Specialisation: Visual Anthropology. Use of video recording as an ethnological field research method and technique.
Production:Institute of Ethnology at the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic, Veveří 97, 602 00 Brno
Edit and script: Petr Baran
Camera: Jiřina Kosíková
Language of dialogues: Czech
Language of subtitles: English
Czech Republic, 2009, 38 min
In the far, far North, where the day begins and the oceans meet, a small hamlet New Chaplino is situated. The goverment decided to turn the village into a tourist resort. It is winter, 30 degrees Celsius below zero. The tourists are not coming. There are only few memories of them and the snow has already covered their footprints. The village people live in the cardoard houses. They are waiting for the tourists and dancing. It is only Vika, their country fellow, who is coming to visit her native village after she has spent few years in the city. Thus all villagers keep waiting for the tourists and dancing...
Director: Jaroslava Bagdasarova
The Director Jaroslava Bagdasarova was born in Martin, Slovakia. She graduated in social anthropology at St.Peterburg State University, Russia and in documentary cinema at FAMU, Prague, Czech republic. She is currently working at the research institute in Halle/Saale, Germany.
Production: Pavla Kubečková Company, FAMU Smetanovo náb.2, Praha 1, Czech Republic
Camera: Georgij Bagdasarov
Edit: Libor Alexa
Award: Tococu Lisabon 2010 - první cena
language of dialoques: Russain, Chukchi
Language of subtitles: Czech, English
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