27.-28.1.2012
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

27.01.2012

18:00 Opening Ceremony
18:05 Merleau - Ponty
18:10 Capa de Índio
18:35 Break
18:45 Saliendo Adelante
19:25 Memories for sale
19:50 Discussion and break
20:10 Kultura daru
20:55 Discussion and break
22:05 Discussion and break
22:25 Art on the road
22:35 Meet me in Memoriam
22:41 My childhood

27.01.2012

19:10 Discussion and break
21:15 Love story

28.01.2012

12:00 Living like a common man
13:05 Break
13:15 Itelmen stories
14:25 Break
14:35 Room in the square
14:45 Our ground
14:50 Discussion and break
15:15 Cold war neighbours
15:25 Nekopejte do nás, ještě nejsme mrtví
15:50 Discussion and break
16:15 What keeps them going
16:45 Discussion and break
17:10 Tumenge
18:50 Discussion and break
19:15 Shooting Freetown
19:45 Discussion and break
20:10 Tender kisses are hard to find
20:30 Break
20:40 Firekeepers

MOVIES

WHAT KEEPS THEM GOING

The Netherlands, 2011, 29 min
Fedor Ikelaar
28.01.2012 16:15

The road, to most of us simply a path leading to a destination, but to many truck drivers the road itself is their destination, their goal and their home. To them the road is a cold-hearted mistress that dominates their lives. In this documentary three of these truck drivers are followed on that road as they passionately explain what drew them to truck driving and what is so extraordinary about their jobs. They talk openly and reflectively about the thoughts, hopes, dreams and aspirations that keep them going and help them position this demanding job into their lives. Through both humour and sorrow surprising sides and depths of these seemingly tough men with their apparent uncomplicated lives are disclosed.

At the age of 27 Fedor abandoned a successful IT career to study anthropology at the VU University in Amsterdam. Anthropology became the ideal field to explore not only his interest in culture, development and conflict, but also to combine these with his passion for filmmaking. Though his own university has no visual ethnography in its program, he spent a lot of time exploring this field on his own or with some likeminded students. With these students he also started to make short ethnographic documentaries and a full length ethnographic production titled “The Challenge.” This experience led up to “What Keeps Them Going”, his first solo production. He recently graduated and has taken on a research position at the municipality of Amsterdam, he does not intend to abandon documentary filmmaking as he intends to do projects on the side to continue developing both his skills and style.

Director and production: Fedor Ikelaar
Language of dialogues: Dutch
Language of subtitles: English

Lauching of movie:
Athens Ethnographic Film Festival

MEET ME IN MEMORIAM

Germany, 2010, 5 min
Alina Trebbin
27.01.2012 22:35

Consuming images is a daily experience. Before learning how to read words, we learn to read pictures. Details are the keys that help us to contextualize, to compose countless notions of the whole from which we now see just the extract contained in a once chosen framing. But are we ever really able to reconstruct past moments depicted in foreign photograph  that are someone´s materialized memories? Can we reach a clear undestanding of what should be remembered when already two people looking at a picture see two different picture just as two people with open eyes see two different worlds? Watching a photograph together means to journey on different paths into the past..Still the viewers eyes can meet – in a wine glass on the left bottom corner.

This short film wants to take a look at the limits of photography in reviving bygone moments to the eyes of the stranger who encodes images on the basis of his own memories and undestanding that are more and more interwoven with those of others. We add new layers of meaning to the pictures  we consume and create our own truth about situatons we were initially not part of but have become as the present audience. In this way, the strange viewer enriches the unknown photograph just as it enriches him, a process of silent exchange that involves more than just the sense of sight.

Alina Trebbin is a Master´s candidate of Visual  and Media Anthropology at Freie Universitat Berlin who researches among other things on the agency of photography. Meet me in memoriam is a short film she contribute to a student film compilation on haptic cinema and transcultueal montage during a Master´s Super8 workshop in 2010.

Director: Alina Trebbin
Production: Florian Walter, Mark Dolling
Language of dialogues: English
Language of subtitles: Germany

Lauching of movie:
Shortcutz Berlin, 2011
EMERGEANDSEE media arts festival Berlin 2011

MY CHILDHOOD

Slovenia, Slovakia, Denmark, 2011, 6 min
Barbara Turk Niskač, Sašo Niskač
27.01.2012 22:41

Short ethno documentary about memories of one childhood.

Barbara is anthropologist and Sašo is filmaker. Both of them are from Lubljana

Director: Barbara Turk Niskač, Sašo Niskač
Production: 3little wolves
Language of dialogues: Slovenia
Language of subtitles: English

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