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

CHOKORA - SURVIVING ON THE STREET

Switzerland, 2010, 50 min
Lea Furrer
29.01.2011 18:55

Anthony and Robert – youngsters from Nairobi – give insight into their everyday life. With a film camera they document and comment the life on the streets and in the Halfway Centre. Thereby, not only their trials and tribulations are expressed but also their sense of humor and their plans for the future, which are full of hope: Moving images which convince through their authenticity. By handing over the camera to the two protagonist, a dynamic change of perspectives is   established. This renders possible a differentiated examination of the subject matter as well as the proceedings of the film.

Director, Production, Edit: Lea Furrer

Lea was born in 1984 in Switzerland, raised in Switzerland and three years in Brazil. MA in Social Anthroplogy, Film Studies and Social Pedagogy at he University of Zurich. The film Chokora was a part of her master thesis in social anthropology. Actually, she is working as a social education worker with children and young people in Zurich.

Camera: Lea Furrer, Anthony Mutinda, Robert Oundo

Language of dialogues:English, Swahili, Sheng

Language of subtitles: Czech,  English

HOLUBOJE

Czech Republic, 2010, 25 min
Martin Šmoldas
29.01.2011 16:10

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

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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CONTACT

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