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

HANYKY O KRACAVÁČKU A DEVLÍNKOVI

ČR, 2012, 7 min
René Starhon & Kristýna Fendrychová
26.01.2013 15:10

Who isn’t from circus community is called „chrapoun“.. The visit in family Kaiser reveals some aspects of life of circus community which can still represent for us something strange, unknown but also attractive. This short film focuses mainly on language specificity which is also connected with a problem of differentiation of circus community and with a question about intergenerational translation of circus slang.

Director:  René Starhon & Kristýna Fendrychová
Production: René Starhon & Kristýna Fendrychová
Language of dialogues:Czech
Language of subtitles: -

LOOKING AT THEMSELVES: BABALUDA LUDA

Romania, 2012, 33 min
Mihai Andrei Leaha
26.01.2013 18:35

The film is an attempt to question the ways in which the visual narrative is constructed when using the feedback method. The feedback provided by the people involved (the young performers but also the elders) in the Babaluda Feast, turned out to be very important in offering an insight to the ways in which the Feast was depicted by the visual ethnographer. By recoding the shared visual ethnography, that was arranged in big groups in a large screening rooms, but also in small groups in private houses, the film will try to experiment the ways in which the visual narrative is constructed by looking at, the looked at. The montage method of the film will use a chronotopic montage technique (Bakhtin), in which the time and space unity will be enacted in a visual ethnographic present.

Mihai Andrei Leaha is PhD Student in Philology. European Studies Faculty, “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Cluj, România. Thesis: Visual Ethnography. Restructuring Anthropological Knowledge. Video Researching Romanian Traditional Customs.

Director: Mihai Andrei Leaha
Producton: Triba Film
Language of dialogues: Romanian
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Launching of film, awards:
The film won the Student award in Goettingen International Ethnographic Film Festival.
It also entered the official selection of Film festivals in Sofia (IFEF 2012), Athens (Ethno Fest 2012) and Ho Chi Minh City ( AnthroFilmFestival 2012)

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)

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CONTACT

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