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

LIVING LIKE A COMMON MAN

Great Britain, 2011, 65 min
M.Rutten, S. Verstappen, I.Makay
28.01.2012 12:00

Youngsters in developing countries all over the world dream of going to the West. They hope to earn money and get overseas experience to improve their positions at home. But once they arrive, they end up in low-status jobs and living crammed into small houses of other newly arrived migrants.

This film follows the daily life in one such house in East London. The bunker beds are filled with young Indians, all from relatively wealthy families in Gujarat. When they return to visit India, their families have great expectations of their sons and daughters. Will these youngsters fulfill their own and their families´dream?

Sanderien Verstappen is a PhD. reasearcher in Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Her reasearch project focuses on the impact of emigration and remittances in central Gujarat (India).

Mario Rutten in Professor of Comparative Anthropology and Sociology of Asia at the University of Amsterdam. He has conducted extensive research on rural enterpreneurship and labour relations in India, Indonesia and Malaysia and on Indian migrants in Europe and their linkages with their homeregion in Gujarat, India.

Isabelle Makay is a visual anthropologist/documentary maker and teaches at the Design Academy Eindhoven. She directed several short documentaries.

Directors: M.Rutten, S. Verstappen, I.Makay
Production: Josaphatpark Productions BVBA
Language of dialogues: English, Gujarati
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

SALIENDO ADELANTE

Colombia, 2011, 28 min
Ben Cheetham
27.01.2012 18:45

Walking through Bogotá it would be hard to ignore the overwhelming presence of those who call its streets home. Thousands of young people make up this sub-group of society, a legacy of decades of political instability. This film takes place in one of 26 houses set up by “the Institution for the Protection of Childhood and Adolescence“ (IDIPRON) located in the centre of Bogotá.

Saliendo Adelante explores the life of José who, now in his early 20´s, has lived on the streets since the age of 6. José is now attempting to change his life´s trajectory by talking part in a programme of social rehabilitation offered by the institution. Through the film we are also introduced to the work of Orlando, a teacher at the Institution, and his efforts to offer those like José other ways of visualizing the world around them.

I have recently graduated from a Master´s programme in visual anthropology at Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology at the University of Manchester. This film was my graduation project, which I received a distinction for. On the course I made a number of other films and photography based projects, largely informed and inspired by the principles of observational cinema.

Director and production: Ben Cheetham
Language of dialogues: Spanish
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

CAPA DE ÍNDIO

Brazil, 2010, 24 min
Capa de Índio
27.01.2012 18:10

Participatory video, made by  a couple of Indians of the Reserve of Coroa Vermelha, northern Brazil. The young directors approach with their camera the tourists that come to see the Indians, or plan to relax on the Reserve´s magnificent beaches. The filmic encounter between the „ native“ and the „Other“ leads both of them to amore through reflection about the „image“ of Indianness.

Director: Aelson Pataxó a kol.
Production: Cinepataxó and Ponto de Cultura Pataxó de Coroa Vermelha
Language of dialogues: Portuguese
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Lauching of movie (selection):
III Festival do Filme Etnográfico de Recife, Brasil, 2011
Days of Etnographic Cinema, Moscaw, Russia, 2011
VII Conferencia International Imagenes da Cultura, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 2011
International Ethno Film Fest, Dakovo, Croatia, 2011
Cineclube do Núcleo de Antropologia Visual de Bahia, Salvador, 2011

PARTNERS

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CONTACT

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