England, 2012, 24 min
What´sa nice Girl Like YOu doing in place like this? At a time when strippers are alternately viewed as victims of a patriarchal society or as ampowered feminist icons, this film follows two exotic dancers as they reflect upon their experiences of the industry, and contemplate how their job has affected their identities, touchign upon issues of gender, they body, and self hood.
Chloe Symonds having studied Social Anthropology as an undergraduate. She received the Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship to undertake a Master´s degree studying Visual Anthropology at Manchester University´s Granada centre.
Director: Chloe Symons
Production: Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology
Language of dialogues: English
Language of subtitles:-
UK, 2013, 45 min
Johannes Sjoberg will present ethnofiction which is used as a complementary approach to anthropological research and representation. Ethnographer´s informants improvise their cultural knowledge in front of camera, revealing aspects of culture that would be hard to uncover and represent with traditional anthropological research methods.
The language of communication is English.
France, 2012, 28 min
Maria José Pavlovic
S.A.P.E is a acronyme for the Society of Ambience Makers and Elegant People. The followers of this movement are called "sapeurs"; men devoted to elegant dressing originally from the Congo-Brazzaville, West Africa. Part of a sapeur´s achievement is to settle in Paris, the fashion´s capital so there they can become an experimented, recognised sapeur. In Paris they are called "yayas" a lingala expression to name the elderly, those who deserve respect and recognition within the community; those who have made the journey of the S.A.P.E. Through the story of Fuluzioni Di Aluzioni, Annick Bertin "General Firenze" and Chardel Matsanga, this film tries to reveal the main aspects of this congolese practise.
Independent filmmaker and researcher, Maria José Pavlovic was born and raised in Santiago, Chile. She recently finished her studies in Visual Anthropology at the Granada Centre (University of Manchester, 2012). Since 2006, Maria José has worked and collaborated in different documentary films produced in Chile. Based in Paris, "The Yayas de L´Elégance (2012) is her first film. She is currently developing projects in the Congo - Brazaville, Paris and Ireland.
Director: María Chosé Pavlovic
Production:María Chosé Pavlovic, Frédéric Thooris and The Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology (University of Manchester)
Language of dialogues:French
Language of subtitles: English, Czech