29.1.-1.2.2015
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF MOVIES
WITH ANTHROPOLOGICAL THEMES

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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!

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

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. 

COMMON ROADS - PILGRIMAGE AND BACKPACKING IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Švýcarsko, 2013, 95 min
T. Mendel
30.01.2015 21:00

Whereas the label of «pilgrim» is still mostly associated with devout persons leaving home for purely religious motives, young people taking to the road as «backpackers» are generally perceived as pleasure seeking globetrotters. Questioning these stereotypes, anthropologist and filmmaker Tommi Mendel followed one young woman along the Way of St. James through France and Spain and another one along backpacking-routes through Thailand, Cambodia and Laos. Documenting their experiences and encounters over a period of three years, this film reveals intriguing parallels on various levels between what at first glance appear as two different ways of travelling. Common Roads is Tommi Mendel’s PhD-thesis accepted by the University of Zurich. It was supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Director, camera, script, edit: Tommi Mendel
Production: Tigertoda productions

Language of dialogues: Swiss, German, English, Spanish, French
Language of dialogues: English, Czech

Tommi was born 1970 in Lucerne, Switzerland. He studied Social and Cultural Anthropology, Religious Studies and History at the University of Zurich with the focus on Visual Anthropology.
His MA-thesis is the ethnographic documentary film Arukihenro- walking pilgrims(2006), his PhD-thesis the ethnographic documentary filmCommon Roads (2013).
His ethnographic documentary Bunong´s Birth Practices between Tradition and Change (2010) won several prizes at international film festivals and was also screened at Antropofest in 2011
Tommi is a board member of the Audio-visual Commission of the Swiss Ethnological Society and an independent filmmaker.
 

Festivals (selection):
International Anthropological Filmfestival Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ethnographic Filmfestival Kratovo, Macedonia
Intimate Lens - Festival of Visual Anthropology, Caserta, Italy
Days of Ethnographic Film, Ljublana, Slovenia
NAFA International Ethnographic Film Festival, Isafjordur, Island
European Association of Social Anthropologists, Conference and Festival, Tallin, Estonia

GROWING SOUL - MY DAUGHTER´S RITUAL JOURNEY

Dánsko, 2007, 30 min
Ch. Fentz
30.01.2015 19:00

Three-year-old Jasmin is having her first haircut. Danish Benedikte has a daughter with Nazyn from Tuva in Siberia. She has chosen to follow the traditions of Nazyn’s shamanistic culture, and therefore Jasmin is now going to visit her dad in Tuva in order to follow the local tradition for three-year-old children: a ritual haircut. As a Danish mum, what elements to choose from the dad’s nomadic culture? We follow the mother and daughter on their family visit to faraway Tuva, six time zones away from Denmark.

Director: Christine Fentz
Production: Ch. Fentz, co-produced Dánská národní televize a Turbinefilm
Camera: Kirsten Simonsen
Script Ch. Fentz, B. Moeller Kristensen
Edit: Formosa Film

Language of dialogues: Danish, Russian, Tuvan
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Christine Fentz, MA in Dramaturgy, artistic director of Secret Hotel, creating participatory performing arts relating to landscapes.
Benedikte Moeller Kristensen, PhD student in anthropology, specializing in shamanistic practices and landscape relations among the reindeer nomads of NW-Mongolia and Tuva.

The movie was repetetivly shown at Danish National Television and on Swedish and Norwegian television. Also it has been shown on some film festivals in the Nordic countries.

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