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|
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: -
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
Estonsko, 2016, 78 min
"The Land of Love" is a documentary film about reindeer, oil, politics and poetry. It tells a story about Yuri Vella, a Forest Nenets reindeer herder and poet who lives in the taiga of Western Siberia, and who tries to prove that one person can stand against the great power that is destroying the environment of the native people. Vella calls the "Land of Love" a piece of the forest tundra where each autumn his reindeer mate. The same area is a favoured hunting ground for employees of Lukoil, a company that pumps oil in the region. For many years already Yuri has tried to chase the Lukoil people away from the "Land of Love" because the noise of cars and rifle shots and the ruckus caused by boozing oil workers disturbs the mating of reindeer. Yuri uses several unusual resistance methods to chase the oil workers away, including filming the intruders and writing poems on the subject.
Liivo Niglas is currently a research fellow at the department of ethnology in University of Tartu, Estonia. He runs an independent production company, Mp Doc, for anthropological documentary films. He has made films in Siberia, Africa, Central Asia and North America. Some of his works are: The Brigade (2000), Yuri Vella's World (2003), Adventure High (2004), Making Rain (2007), Fish On! (2008), Itelmen Stories (2010), Journey to the Maggot Feeder (2015).
Director, Camera, Script, Edit: Liivo Niglas
Production: F-Seitse & MP DOC
Language of dialogues: Russian, Khanty, Forest Nenets, French
Langue of subtitles: Czech, English
Launching of the movie, awards:
The National Estonian Film and Television Award for the best documentary 2016; Annual Award of the Estonian Cultural Endowment for the best documentary 2016; 1st Prize (Man and Nature), Matsalu Nature Film Festival, Estonia
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]