Hungary, 2011, 8 min
H. Synková, R. K. Ranjan, J.V. Asis
The process of rehabilitation and gentrification in the Eight District of Budapest, Hungary has led to the shrinkage of space especially for children’s play. Set against the backdrop of the world famous novel The Paul Street Boys (Molnár Ferenc, 1906) this film depicts the widening gap between social classes and the reconstruction of the ideas of play, security and leisure.
Ram Krishna Ranjan is a Delhi based freelance documentary filmmaker. He completed masters in Media and Cultural Studies. Currently he is working as a consultant for the Digital Empowerment Foundation, where he documents development projects across India.
Jonnabelle V. Asis is a Erasmus Mundus doctoral exchange student in the Universita' degli Studi di Padova and a Ph.D. Sociology student from the University of the Philippines Diliman. She was assistant professor of the Department of Sociology, University of the Philippines Diliman, where she taught courses on Sociology of Mass Communication and Visual Sociology.
Hana Synková is an assistant professor at the department of Social Sciences at Pardubice University and research coordinator at the Agency for Social Inclusion of the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. Her research focuses on institutions active in “social integration”.
Directors: H. Synková, R.K. Ranjan, J.V. Asis
Production: Cenral European Univesity, Hungary
Language of dialogues: Hungarian, English
Language of subtitles: English
Poland, 2011, 45 min
Maciej Eichelberger, Lukasz Kaminski
The filmmakers follow various alternative forms of socail thought, based on cooperation, openness and direct exchange of experience. They encounter on the various initiatives that seek to restore the dynamic exchange of people and culture. Dialoque with representatives and activists such as: open source trends, Permaculture, Qi gong, „Art exchange“, „Food not bombs“, presents a new from of „gift“ meaning.
Maciej Eichelberger: Graduated from the academy of film and television in Warsaw, has studied anthropology at Warsaw University, author of the documentary and reports, permaculture activist.
Lukasz Kaminski: student of anthropology at Warsaw University, author of documentary film. He travels and writes.
Directiors and production: Maciej Eichelberger, Lukasz Kaminski
Language of dialogues: Polish, English
Language of subtitles: English, Polish, Czech
Lauching of movie:
"Eyes and Lenses" - 8th Ethnografic Film Review, Warsaw, 2011
Germany, 2010, 5 min
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