25.-27.1.2013
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

25.01.2013

18:00 Opening Ceremoni
18:20 The Nightmare of a belief
19:25 Break
19:35 Feeding the pigs
19:40 Discussion
20:00 It is Better in The Bahamas
20:25 Discussion and break
21:00 Krev a pýcha
21:30 Discussion
21:40 Velingara Theater
22:40 A Girl Like You

26.01.2013

11:00 Panelová diskuze - Co je to etnografický film? / Panel Discussion - What is Ethnographic Film?
13:30 Break
14:00 Jeans and Martó
14:55 Break
15:05 Úsvitu
15:10 Hanyky o kracaváčku a devlínkovi
15:15 Discussion and break
15:30 Motyky a Skype
16:15 Discussion and break
16:35 Tradiční znalosti Ashéninků – palma piassaba
16:45 Presentation and discussion
17:05 Watching Last Judgement
17:15 Discussion
17:30 Gaur 8 Azokan
17:45 Discussion and break
18:10 Espectadores
18:25 Break
18:35 Looking at themselves: Babaluda Luda
19:10 Discussion and break
19:30 The Yayas de L´Elégance
20:20 Discussion and break
20:20 Creation and chanting of Lik Yaat
20:50 Discussion
21:10 Funeral Season

27.01.2013

11:00 Workshop - Ethnofiction
11:45 Transfiction
13:00 Drama Queens
13:45 Discussion

MOVIES

JEANS AND MARTÓ

Italy, 2011, 52 min
Claudia Palazzi & Clio Sozzani
26.01.2013 14:00

Sometimes apparently normal people hide extraordinary and important stories. Roba comes from a remote pastoralist Ethiopian village. Belonging to the Karrayu clan, he grew up among the herders and  his path of life was a matter of tradition. However, his passion for school will conduct him through a series of amazing events: the escape to the Capital city, the family conflict, the internal doubts and the hope for reconciliation, a terrible drought in the Karrayu lands, the loneliness of the city life, an unexpected journey to Italy, the death of his brother killed in an ethnic conflict, and finally the coronation of a big dream.

Jeans and Martó reveals the complexity of the „Ethiopia of the new milenium“, constricted between modernity and tradition, pastoralist and urban lifestyle, old and new generations who struggle to adapt to such a rapid transformation. Roba´s unique and privileged point of view provides a new way of considering a very burning issue of present time, namely how tradition and modernity could possibly work together in building a better future.

Claudia Palazzi - sociologist and film maker. In 2005 she directed two documentaries ("In Benito´s land. Predappio" and "Memories of Crespi d´Adda"), selected in internationl festivals. Since 2006, she follows the scriptwriting of various projects for different Italian production companies. She also collaborates in cinema production such as Lucky red and janus international. In 2008 she started writing and working as Director Assistant in several documentary series focused on modern society and culure, broadcasted in main National Channels.

Clio Sozzani - Anthropologist and film maker. Since 2005 she is working as film director and scripwriter for different international production companies and no profit organization, mainly in Italy, Senegal and Ethiopia. Together with Claudia Palazzi, she wrote the script of a 52 minute film on women´s entrepreneurship, winner of the funding of the Italian Film Commission and directed two 26 minutes social documentaries that participated at Leipzig, milan, Rome, Venice Film Festivals. She is now developing web documentary for Slow Food.

Director: Claudia Palazzi & Clio Sozzani
Language of dialogues:Amharis/ Omoro
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Launching of film, awards:
Awarded best documentary at CINESTRAT 2011 in Spain
Winner of the "Babel" and "Trenord" Prizes and of a Special Mention at the XXII African, Asian and Latin American Film festival in Milan (2012)

ESPECTADORES

Peru, 2012, 15 min
Roger Villarroya
26.01.2013 18:10

Social document from slum in peruan main city Lima. Every day the people fight for their lifes here , they want to survive and improve their living conditions. Their statements proves, that these people have same dreams and aims like anybody of us.

Director: Roger Villarroya
Production: Roger Villarroya
Language of dialogues: Spain
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

CREATION AND CHANTING OF LIK YAAT

Japan, 2011, 30 min
Ito Satoru
26.01.2013 20:20

This film focuses how people share a collective sense of history through the auditory experience. dehong Tai people embrace Theravada Budhism. In ordes to live better in this world and the next, they perform dignified rituals and acquire "merit". For the rituals they spend years and save money, then they do a good deed like contribution of Budhist statues and building the bridges. chief donators commission an intellectual to write historical scriptures to hand down the good deed to posterity. It is called "Lik Yaat" in Tai and written with beautiful words and rhyme. After the cultural revolution, only a few intellectuals can create and chant "Lik Yaat" now. There is a woman, Wan Xiand-ya, who strives for the tradition of "Lik Yaat". She should be their first and last female intellectual who can write "Lik Yaat" in Tai history.

Ito Satotu studied Cultural Anthropology and Ethnomusicology in The Graduate University for Advanced Studies. now he id a Ph.D candidate and Visiting Researcher of National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka. He had done his 3 year fieldwork at tai village in Dehong prefecture, Yunnan Province, China. This film his first Anthropological film.

Director: Ito Satoru
Language of dialogues: Thai language in Dehong area, Yunnan Province, China
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Launching of film,awards:
The Best Film, debut Competition, 6th Moscow International International Festival of Visual Anthropology (8-12 October 2012, Moscow, Russia)
12th RAI International Festival of Etnographic Film (23-26 june 2011, London, England)
9th WorldFilm - Tartu festival of visual culure (19-25 March 2012, Tartu Estonia)

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CONTACT

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