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.
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!
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.
We apologize, but the screening of Bertsolari movie is cancelled.
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.
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.
|20:05||Lakros - to je způsob života|
|18:00||Výstava "Trojí tvář Váchánu"|
|19:00||Growing Soul - My daughter´s Ritual Journey|
|19:30||The Orchard Keepers|
|20:30||Discussion and Break|
|21:00||Common Roads - Pilgrimage and Backpacking in the 21st Century|
|14:00||Lakros – způsoby pohledu, Café Jedna|
|15:00||Common Roads - reaserch and production context, Café Jedna|
|17:15||Odpad na talíři|
|17:35||Discussion and Break|
|17:50||What Life is like here|
|18:20||Druhé Vojvodovo: myslet obrazem|
|18:50||Discussion and Break|
|20:00||Discussion and Break|
|20:30||The Go-Between - Afar of Ethiopia|
|21:25||The Puppet´s Cemetery|
Česká republika, 2014, 63 min
L.Šavelková, T.Petráň, M.Durňak
The film is about the lacrosse, and its importance for the Haudenosaunee people (represented by the Iroquois Nationals), and for the Czech people (represented by the lacrosse organisations, scouts, and woodcrafters). In 2011, the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship was held in Prague, the Czech Republic. It was the first time when the Iroquois National lacrosse men’s team visited the Czech Republic, using their Haudenosaunee passports.
However, the film is not focused only on reporting of the Championship agenda. Furthermore, it highlights the essential spiritual, political and sport aspects of the lacrosse for the Haudenosaunne and Czech communities. It also explains the formation of this originally Native American game in the Central Europe, including the hint of political issues in the former communist Czechoslovakia.
Directors: L.Šavelková, T. Petráň, M. Durňak
Camera: T.Petráň, M.Durňak, V. Barák, P.Řezáč, P. Záruba
Edit: T.Petráň, M.Durňak
Language of dialogues: Czech, English
Langue of subtitles: Czech, English
Lívia Šavelková – graduated from Charles University in Prague in ethnology and journalism at the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences. She is fond of Lacrosse and since 2011 she and her colleagues have been revealing various forms and meanings of the lacrosse in different parts of the world. She works at the Faculty of Arts, University of Pardubice, Czech Republic.
Tomáš Petráň – a filmmaker, teacher and also a farmer. He graduated from and also teaches at The Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. He has produced a lot of documentary films, articles and also a book related to visual anthropology. He developed visual anthropology at the Department of Social Sciences at University of Pardubice between 2009 and 2013.
Milan Durňak – “an ethnologist with a camera in his hands”. He graduated from Charles University in Prague in ethnology at the Faculty of Arts. His thesis was based on film trilogy TUMENGE/screened at Antropofest and Ethnofilm Čadca 2012/. He is a PhD candidate and continues in experimenting with visual anthropology.
Španělsko, Francie, Baskicko, 2011, 85 min
Bertsolari is a documentary filmed in 2011 and deals with the phenomenon of impromptu versifying in the Basque Country. The movie is a collage of improvised poems, poets’ narrations, academic comments and recordings from poetic sessions. It aims to point out this unique form of poetic improvisation as well as to stress the importance of improvised word for contemporary society.
Director: Asier Altuna
Production: Txintxua Films
Camera: Gaizka Bourgeaud
Language of dialogues: Basque language, Spanish, English
Language of subtitles: English, Czech
Screenwriter and director Asier Altuna was born in Bergara (Basque Country) in 1969. He is famous for his films Aupa Etxebeste (2005) and Bertsolari (2011).
Egypt, 2014, 28 min
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.
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
Partners of AntropoFEST are
- Český lid - etnografický časopis
- Lidé města
- Sociological review
- Pražský přehled kulturních pořadů
- F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider
- Švýcarské velvyslanectví v Praze
- Radio 1
Don't hesitate and ask us or just send your movie (with apllication form) on email: [email protected]