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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!



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


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


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



Spain, 2012, 16 min
Farapi & Monika Hertlová
26.01.2013 17:30

In the Basque country, the local distribution of agricultural products plays a very important role. Despite the strong pressure of foreign import, the traditional markets are an inseparable part of every day life of local people. Thus number of family farms has continued with its first-class production until these days. However, work at a farm is usually connected with a man – a man herdsman, a man farmer, a man trader. Eventhough, a woman is an important part of this world, she is usually overshadowed. But how is the everyday reality of a woman – landowner? To make a woman visible in the context of agricultural production was one of the goals of the documentary „Gaur 8 Azokan“, which resulted from the need of local rural women to emancipate, and whose hard work we do not know at all. The complementary character of gender roles within the rural world is shown in the light of anthropological perspective, and at the end, it will be clear that the rural world could never exist without both components – the productive and reproductive, the male and female.

FARAPI is a consulting company of Applied Anthropology residing in San Sebastian in the Basque country. FARAPI deals with public and commercial orders related to social themes (such as gender equality, migration, minority, market research, etc.). The documentary “Gaur 8 Azokan“ is the second audio-visual output of a longitudial survey concerning the current position of women in the context of rural world in the Basque country.

Monika Hertlova cooperated with FARAPI on the production of the documentary during her working stay. She is also a co-author of short documentary “Don´t dig in to us, we are not dead yet“ (2011), which reflects current activities of Scout Movement in the Czech Republic. At the moment, Monika Hertlova works for the Studio of Visual Ethnography on the Department of Anthropology of Faculty of Philosophy and Art of West Bohemia University in Pilsen in the Czech Republic, where she cooperates on the production of other audio-visual films.

Director:  Farapi & Monika Hertlová
Production: Asociación de Mujeres Kimetz
Language of dialogues: Spanish, Basque
Language of subtitles: Czech


ČR / PL, 2011, 8 min
Milan Durňák
26.01.2013 17:05

Voroneț is one of the best known and the most visited monastery`s in Romania, especially because of church Saint George. On the wall, it has preserved a lot of frescos (murals) from the 15th century with intensive and not so faded colors. Cultural importance of this place has been appreciated by UNESCO as well, when it has added it to its heritage list. The surrealistic image is created by 6 days observations of the place of monastery and surrounded market place, which are crossed real and symbolic ways of people. Intensive perception of the most fascinating mural of Last Judgement creates mosaic confrontation with the mirror of ideas, visions, watched and listened. Voroneț symbolically conceptualizes the way of life, we believe in.

Milan Durňak is a PhD student of Institute of ethnology (Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague). He concentrates on the problematic of visual ethnography, especially on the possibilities and limits of anthropological film. He has debuted with Christos Voskres /2007/. ANTROPOFEST 2012 has presented his long-term anthropological trilogy Tumenge /2012/, which was released at ETNOFILM ČADCA 2012, festival of documentary films with ethnological and cultural anthropological themes.

Direction: Milan Durňák
Production: Uniwersytet Szczecinski, Polsko / Erasmus Intensive Programme 2011: "Polish settlements in Europe. Anthropological Visualisations of Cultural Phenomena" / Coordinator Dr. Natalia Maksymowicz, Uniwersytet Szczecinski/
Language of dialogues: -
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ČR, 2013, 150 min
Katedra antropologie ZČU v Plzni
26.01.2013 11:00

Together with experts we will discuss the question of filmmaking in anthropology: What is ethnographic film? How can its ethnographicness be characterized? Is there any difference between ethnographic film and a video documentary from field research? What are the advantages and limits of ethnographic film in comparison with text as a standard medium of academic production?

International guests
Johannes Sjoberg, Granada center, University of Manchester, UK

Jaroslava Panáková, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Sophie Wagner, festival Ethnocineca, University of Vienna, Austria

The language of communication is English.


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