We would like to invite you to Echoes of Antropofest in Nitra, Slovakia. Screening will take place on Tuesday 20th March, from 7.pm. in Fotogalérii Trafačka, Janka Kráľa 65. You can watch Hotel Splendid and 4000 miles to Happines.
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!
We would like to invite you to Echoes of Antropofest 2018 to Pardubice. Echoes take place on Monday 19th March from 2 p.m. in Klub 29 (Sv. Anežky České 29, Pardubice). You can watch these movies: 4000 mil ke štěstí, Obraz svého těla, Unity: Dress-scape of Accra, Grab and run, Ethnographic study of algorithms, We must be dreaming, Hotel Splendid, Land of Love. The Echoes are organized in cooperation with the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Faculty of Art, University of Pardubice and the Klub 29.
We look forward to you!
Photos from last years are available at our FB https://www.facebook.com/pg/Antropofest-zs-116139408458727/photos/?tab=albums
Guests of Antropofest 2018 are Mauro Bucci (Hotel Splendid), Simon Luling (Borderline views), Liivo Niglas (The Land of Love), David B.J. Dhert (We Must be Dreaming), Jessica Bollag (I am not Leaving Eldon), Tomáš Pospíšil (Obraz svého těla), Dalibor Knapp (Ethnographic Study of Algorithms), Phillip Nosák, Jana Zychová, Petra Liprtová (all to 4000 mil ke štěstí), Milan Votypka ( the exhibition).
Tickets are for 120czk (Friday), 180czk (Saturday) and 250czk (both days). You can buy tickets for the festival during the event on site. For this year, tickets will not be offered in advance. Thank you for your understanding.
|15:00||165. Gellnerovský seminář|
|18:00||Vernisáž výstavy "Pomáháme lidem na útěku"|
|20:00||Discussion with director|
|20:30||Borderline Views: A Golan Heights Documentary|
|21:00||Discussion with director|
|22:00||Making a Living in the Dry Season|
|22:30||Unity: Dress-scape of Accra|
|14:00||Grab and Run|
|15:40||Obraz svého těla|
|15:55||4000 mil ke štěstí|
|16:30||Discussion with directors|
|17:00||The Land of Love|
|18:20||Discussion with director|
|18:50||I am not Leaving Eldon|
|19:40||Discussion with director|
|20:10||We Must be Dreaming|
|21:10||Discussion with director|
|21:40||Discussion with director (before the movie)|
|21:55||Ethnographic Study of Algorithms|
Švýcarsko, 2015, 49 min
The state of Iowa is the largest producer of soy and corn in the U.S.. In the town of Eldon, Iowa, the multi-national corporations, Cargill and John Deere, are the most important job sources -mostly in the low income bracket. In the town there are hardly any public services. The houses are often placed between vast fields. Five young people talk about their daily lives in this rural area. Firing and outsourcing are real threats. Beside all this, the protagonists are labeled with negative stereotypes: white trash, rednecks and hillbillies. The five friends of Eldon are very close to each other. They often meet unannounced. Their houses and cars don't need to be locked. The protagonists describe the local changes of Eldon. Why stay despite bad job opportunities? How do they deal with their negative stereotypes? Why is freedom more important than a career? Creative solutions and a strong sense of community are essential in this rural region. An anthropological documentary about unlocked doors, fun and conflict in geographical isolation.
Jessica Bollag has recently completed her Master's degree in Social Anthropology, with a focus on Visual Anthropology at the University of Bern. She has been working at the Federal Office of Culture and as assisting teacher at the University of Bern. Currently she's working as a researcher at the University of Teacher Education in Bern. Her research interests are in the field of Anthropology of work, social class and ethnographic filmmaking.
Director, Production, Camera, Edit, Script: Jessica Bollag
Language of Dialogues: English
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English
Launching of the movie, awards (selection):
Society for Visual Anthropology Film & Media Festival, Minneapolis, U S A; Award for the Best Graduate Student Film - Festival of Visual Culture Viscult Joensuu, Finland; Ethnografilm Paris, France; Days of Ethnographic Film Ljubljana, Slovenia; International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec, Canada; University of British Columbia International Festival of Anthropology Film, Vancouver, Canada; Ethnographic Film Festival Kratovo, Macedonia; Ethnocineca International Documentary Filmfestival Vienna, Austria; Nomination Excellence in Visual Anthropology Award - International Student's Ethnographic Film Festival Zadar, Croatia.
Itálie, 2016, 90 min
Hotel Splendid is an intimate and a collective account of a community of migrants from the African coasts who are living in a reception center for asylum seekers. It is a glimpse into the daily experiences and operation of an Italian hotel turned into an emergency camp for refugees. The documentary interweaves two different story-lines: the dramatic journey undertaken by the migrants to reach Europe, with its load of violence and abuse, and the itinerary that asylum seekers must follow upon their entrance in the camp until the evaluation procedure is over.
Mauro Bucci in an Italian filmmaker and independent researcher in the field of Visual Anthropology. He wrote scientific essays about ethnographic films for the Italian cinema journal «Bianco e Nero», for the ethnographic journal «Visual Ethnography», for a collective volume of anthropological papers published by Clueb. His last essay for the book "Looking with Robert Gardner" has been published by Suny Press in August 2016. Mauro Bucci graduated with honours from the University of Bologna in "Dams" (curriculum Cinema) and has a diploma from the School of Visual Ethnography of ISFCI in Rome. He worked as a one-man crew shooting video, recording sound, and editing footage for "Hotel Splendid", his first work as a cinematographic author. The documentary, which was self-produced, was completed following 12 months' of fieldwork, and is based on the ethnographic method of participant observation.
Director, Production, Camera, Script, Edit: Mauro Bucci
Language of Dialogues: Italian, English, French, Wolof language
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English
Launching of the movie, awards (selection):
GRAND PRIX International Ethno Film Festival "The Heart of Slavonia" Chorvatsko 2017; BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FILM, prize "Gold Marzocco" Adriano Asti and BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM, prize Luciano Becattini, Valdarno Cinema Fedic Valdarno, Itaálie 2017; SPECIAL MENTION, Bastimento Film Festival Bologna, Itálie 2017
P.I. Crawford talks about Hotel Splendid: https://vimeo.com/249992367
Česká republika, 2017, 5 min
Ethnographic Study of Algorithms (3D animation, found footage) draws on the form and routines of classic ethnographic film. The plot is framed by an interview between the author - the observer and Mitsuku chatbot - the observed. Found footage depicts the views of white men and women, representatives of the colonial tradition, who undisturbed observe black natives from their shelters. This flow is interrupted by scenes modelled in 3D, where the author meets El Negro de Banyoles, a stuffed black native hunter who was exhibited in the Museo Darder until 1991. The growing parallels between algorithms and natives bring the question of who is actually the observer and who is the observed. The classic ethnographic relationship We vs. They is turned upside down. They are the algorithms that collect, categorize and record. The film directs the viewer's view to the moment when the reassuring privilege of staring becomes the very opposite, when the viewer discovers that he himself is being observed, he is just a skin without body, surface without any identity.
Dalibor Knapp is an author of video essays, texts, and installations. In his work, he focuses on anthropological research of social and cultural layers of reality and examines the constructions of various languages that talk about it. A common feature of these works is the ubiquitus question of human cognition. Dalibor studied at the Center for Audiovisual Studies at FAMU (MgA.) and Theory of Culture at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University in Prague (PhDr.). In 2013, he attended Lensbased class of Professor Hito Steyerl at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). He is a curator of an educational platform for digital culture, art and technology Transmit and co-founder of the research studio Množina.org.
Director, Edit: Dalibor Knapp
Production: Studio FAMU
Script: Mitsuku Chatbot, Dalibor Knapp
Language of Dialogues: angličtina
Language of Subtitles: angličtina
Launching of the movie (selection):
Your face sounds familiar (galerie FAVU, Brno), Famufest 2017, PAF 2017 Olomouc
Partners of AntropoFEST are
- Czech Association for Social Anthropology
- Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Pardubice
- Ambassade van Belgie - Algemene Afvaardiging van de Vlaamse Regering in de tsjechische republiek
- Italian Culture Institute
- Swiss Embassy
- Estonian Embassy
- F.H. Prager
- The Czech Ethnological Journal
- Czech Sociological Review
- Urban people - Lidé města
- Radio 1
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