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.
Česká republika, 2017, 17 min
This ethnographic film was made as part of his bachelor thesis. Shooting began in October 2016 when his friend Jakub Berger decided to renovate an old private gym and open it to the public. The main storyline followes the renovation of the gym. Shooting ended in June 2017, when Jakub put the finishing touches to the gym. He chose two other protagonists – professional bodybuilders Daniel Čech from Kolín and Martin Gabko from Mělník. The documentary captures their training and views of the bodybuilding lifestyle.
Tomáš Pospíšil was born in Kolín, Czech Republic. After graduating from the Business College in Kolín, he went on to study social anthropology at the University of Pardubice. One of his interests is sports. He has been doing natural fitness since 2010. A video featuring his body transformation over the years can be found on his Youtube channel: Tomáš Pospíšil - Fitness channel. In his first document Obraz Svého Těla (Image of Your Body), he follows the lives of three bodybuilders.
Director, Camera, Edit: Tomáš Pospíšil
Production: Univerzita Pardubice
Language of dialogue: Czech
Language of subtitles: -
Španělsko, Německo, 2017, 85 min
Since Kyrgyzstan gained its Independence in 1991, there has been a revival of the ancient practice of Ala-Kachuu, which translates roughly as "grab and run". More than half Kyrgyz women are married after being kidnapped by the men who become their husbands. Some escaped after violent ordeals, but most are persuaded to stay by tradition and fear of scandal. Ala-Kachuu was outlawed during Soviet era and remains illegal under the kyrgyz criminal code, but the law has rarely been enforced to protect women from this violent practice.
Roser Corella (born in Barcelona) is an Independent Documentary Filmmaker currently based in Berlin. Roser began her career as video-journalist for the catalan TV, but her interest in human stories behind global issues moved her to start self-producing and developing a personal vision within the documentary field. Her work has been shown worldwide, winning awards such as POYI – Picture of the Year International- in USA, and CANAL+ France Award at Women's Film Festival of Créteil. Her fascination for the documentary genre has led her around the world in search of stories to tell. Not only to witness but to challenge and raise critical questions about contemporary societies.
Director, Camera, Script: Roser Corella
Production: Moving mountains films
Edit: Ariadna Ribas
Language of Dialogues: Kyrgyz
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English
Launching of the movie, awards (selection):
Best International Documentary at DocLA Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival 2017, Best film "A different tomorrow section" at Reykjavik Film Festival 2017, Best International Film Award at Festival of Ethnological Film v Belgrade 2017
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
Don't hesitate and ask us or just send your movie (with apllication form) on email: [email protected]