29.1.-1.2.2015
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MOVIES
WITH ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEMES

Bio Oko

Bio Oko on map
Official web of Bio Oko

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!

NEWS

09 05

We would like to invite you to Echoes of Antropofest in Brno. It starts at Monday 11th May from 5pm in Cafe Falk, Gorkeho street.  You can watch Common Roads, Ulice spojuje a Lakros - after this movie will be discusion with authors. 

29 04

Echoes of Antropofest in Pardubice are today. It starts at 7pm in Klub 29. You can watch Ulice spojuje (discussion with director will be follow after movie), Orchard Keepers and Honey.

31 01

We apologize, but the screening of Bertsolari movie is cancelled.

22 01

Workshops "Lakros - Ways of seeing" a "Common Roads - reaserch and production context"and projection of movie Bertsolari will be in Café Jedna in National Gallery, Dukelských hrdinnů 530/47, Praha 7.

16 01

We are pleasured that we can welcome to Antropofest 2015 these guests: Livia Šavelková and Milan Durňak (Lacrosse), Lana Askari (Haraka Baraka), Tommi Mendel (Common Roads), Adélu Košařová (Odpad na talíři), Anna Dvořáková (Ulice spojuje), MIchal Pavlásek (Druhé Vojvodovo), Frode Storaas (The Go-Between), Christine M. Janney (Living Quechua) and Libor Dušek - author of the exhibition.

SCHEDULE

29.01.2015

20:00 Opening Ceremony

29.01.2015

20:05 Lakros - to je způsob života

30.01.2015

18:00 Výstava "Trojí tvář Váchánu"
19:00 Growing Soul - My daughter´s Ritual Journey
19:30 The Orchard Keepers
20:00 Haraka Baraka
20:30 Discussion and Break
21:00 Common Roads - Pilgrimage and Backpacking in the 21st Century
22:30 Discussion

31.01.2015

14:00 Lakros – způsoby pohledu, Café Jedna
15:00 Common Roads - reaserch and production context, Café Jedna
17:15 Odpad na talíři
17:30 Ulice spojuje
17:35 Discussion and Break
17:50 What Life is like here
18:20 Druhé Vojvodovo: myslet obrazem
18:50 Discussion and Break
19:15 Afluentes
19:40 Living Quechua
20:00 Discussion and Break
20:30 The Go-Between - Afar of Ethiopia
21:05 Break
21:25 The Puppet´s Cemetery
21:40 Honey
22:20 Closing ceremony

01.02.2015

14:00 Bertsolari

MOVIES

AFLUENTES

Peru, Velká Británie, 2013, 24 min
J. Meirinhos
31.01.2015 19:15

 “Afluentes” are small rivers or streams that flow towards a bigger river or lake which, in this case, symbolize Ayahuasca. An ancient psychedelic brew that changes peoples’ perception and brought together, in this film, a teacher, a traveller and a desperate man to the same place. This documentary focuses on the increase of spiritual tourists in the Peruvian amazon, modern shamanism and the healing potentials of traditional plant medicine.

Director: Joao Meirinhos
Production: Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, Manchester

Language of dialogues: Spanish
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

BA in Social Sciences and Cinema in Lisboa, MA in Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic film in Manchester, fieldworks in Portugal, Burkina Faso and Peru.
 

THE ORCHARD KEEPERS

Egypt, 2014, 28 min
B. Dunne
30.01.2015 19:30

The Orchard keepers takes us on a journey into the rugged the Sinai desert. Behind intricate stonewalls we meet Dr. Ahmad, the last surviving herbalist trained in the ancient ways of desert healing. But it is Amariya – the resilient and exuberant naturalist whose scars and charms dominate the tale. Her relationship to the land has transformed her life in unlikely ways. The Orchard keepers pays homage to her hypnotic freedom.
For filmmaker Bryony Dunne, what began as a short photography trip to focus on the few remaining orchards, evolved into a personal breakthrough. After living for a year with the Gabaliya tribe, she gained unique insight into the stratified tribal structures and layers of myth that enshroud the mountain region.

Director, Script, Camera: Bryony Dunne
Production: Les Film du Renard
Edit: Julien Schmid, Tamer Ashry

Language of dialogues: English, Arabic
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Bryony Dunne is an Irish artist based in Cairo whose work engages Anthropology, Sociology, Ecology and Visual Arts. Her various projects have sought to explore human’s relationship with the landscape, and the evolution of cultivation and settlements. Working through installations, film and photography, she explores concepts of intangible cultural heritage, myths and traditional practices. She holds a position teaching still image at the German University in Cairo.

Festivals (selection):
Ismallia International Film Festival, Egypt
Saratov International Film Festival, Russia
Banff Mountain International Film Festival, Alberta, Canada
Goldsmiths University, Dep. of Visual Anthropology, London, UK
German University, Cairo, Egypt
Bilbao Mountain Film Festival, Spain

DRUHÉ VOJVODOVO: MYSLET OBRAZEM

Česká republika, 2013, 31 min
M.Pavlásek
31.01.2015 18:20

Vojvodovo is a village in Bulgaria, inhabited in 1900 – 1950 by several hundred Czech Protestants. During their post-war re-emigration to the border areas of the South Moravia region of Czechoslovakia, they brought along with them the “spirit” of their world. The film tries to bring this world back through video-elicitation. Visual pictures of the Vojvodovo scene fade to the people who gradually fill the recording with the meaning of their experiences, just as a figurine symbolizing the community is being dressed in the film. Among the guardians of the legacy today, besides Vojvodovo and their offspring and descendants, are the professional ethnographers who have succumbed to the magic of Vojvodovo and who have taken part in the reconstruction of its picture with their texts. A similar role is played by the film itself, a multivocal visual narrative constructed both “here” and “there” (in South Moravia and in Bulgaria), another Vojvodovo. The aspect of geographic distance is suppressed, and in the foreground stands a mutuality distributed by professional ethnographers, the Internet, and meetings with (ex)Vojvodovians. All of which poses the question – where is Vojvodovo today?

Director, camera, script, edit: Michal Pavlásek
Production: The Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i.

Language of dialogues: Czech, Bulgarian
Language of subtitles: English

Michal Pavlásek is a researcher at Anthropictures – a flexible association of social scientists providing independent field research focused on visual and urban anthropology,
and a researcher at The Institute of Ethnology of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, v.v.i. Brno. 

PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

Thank you!

CONTACT

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