Czech Republic, 2010, 57 min
This documentary film is an insight into the lives of eight Czech families or individuals living permanently in Sweden. What has this country given them or taken away? What are their views on leaving Czechoslovakia and living in the North after forty years? How do they and their children who were born here perceive Sweden and the Swedish society? The film does not only peek inside the Czech families but also reveals the atmosphere of Swedish towns and villages and tinges everything with original Czech and Swedish music.
Director, camera, edit: Tomáš Kubák
Tomáš Kubák is a typographer, cameraman and director of travel films. He is cooperated with International Czech Club and make documents about Czech abroad.
Production Martina Fialková, Mezinárodní český klub,o.s., Czech Republic
Language of dialogues: Czech
Language of subtitles: No subtitles
Hungary, 2007, 41 min
“A man is different from a woman. A man is allowed to do more things, a woman to do nothing.” say Oláh gypsies from Békés County Hungary. Traditions based on these kinds of suppositions keep this community firm. Grown Girl means: Mature Woman. Becoming Grown Girl is a turning point.”
‘Báriséj’ – is a gender documentary showing gender roles of an oláh gypsy community with its unique laws and traditions for women with their own interpretations.
Director: Kriszta Bódis
Born in Budapest in 1967. She is a writer, documentary-film director, psychologist.
Production: FILMPLUS, Budapest, Hungary
Camera: Francisco Gózon, Márton Vízkelety, Mária Takács
Language of dialogues: Hungarian
Language of subtitles: English
Switzerland/Cambodia, 2010, 50 min
Tommi Mendel, Brigitte Nikles
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