26.-27.1.2018
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

07 03

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.

05 03

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!

18 01

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).

14 01

 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.

SCHEDULE

26.01.2018

15:00 165. Gellnerovský seminář
18:00 Vernisáž výstavy "Pomáháme lidem na útěku"
18:20 Opening ceremony
18:30 Hotel Splendid
20:00 Discussion with director
20:30 Borderline Views: A Golan Heights Documentary
21:00 Discussion with director
21:30 Across Gender
22:00 Making a Living in the Dry Season
22:30 Unity: Dress-scape of Accra

27.01.2018

13:00 Zatopené
13:50 Break
14:00 Grab and Run
15:25 Break
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

MOVIES

165. GELLNEROVSKÝ SEMINÁŘ

Česká republika, 2018, 120 min
CASA a Antropofest
26.01.2018 15:00

165th Gellner Seminar
CASA (Czech Association for Social Anthropology) with the support of Antropofest arranges 165th Gellner Seminar.  The guest of the seminar is Mr. Mauro Bucci, Italian filmmaker and visual anthropologist. The topic of the seminar is „Representing Migrations through Ethnographic Cinema”. The phenomenon of migration affecting Africa and Italy, as well as Europe more generally, over the last several years is a favorite object of representation among Western mass media. Mr. Bucci will analyze the ethnographic fieldwork with a camera he undertook to realize “Hotel Splendid”. The fieldwork was based both on author´s  involvement in everyday life experiences of migrants, as well as a number of interventionist practices aimed at improving the asylum seekers’ conditions.

165th Gellner Seminar  takes place on Friday 26th January from 3 p.m. in Café Kampus, Náprstkova 10, Praha 1

Oficial website of CASA: http://www.casaonline.cz/
P.I. Crawford hovoří o snímku Hotel Splendid: https://vimeo.com/249992367
Trailer: https://vimeo.com/199143607

 

ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY OF ALGORITHMS

Česká republika, 2017, 5 min
Dalibor Knapp
27.01.2018 21:55

Antropofest 2018 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

BORDERLINE VIEWS: A GOLAN HEIGHTS DOCUMENTARY

Izrael, Sýrie, Francie, 2017, 28 min
Simon Luling
26.01.2018 20:30

Antropofest 2018 The film takes a look at the border between Israel and Syria, through the experience of the Druze community - living in the occupied Golan Heights, of Syrian identity yet in an Israeli reality, and subject to the whims of the region's geopolitics. In the Occupation's 50th year, and with the Syrian Civil War raging, questions arise on the Golan and its Druze community's identities.

Simon Luling
is a US American and German filmmaker, based in France. He has also lived in Canada, the Netherlands, the US, Ecuador and Israel, working primarily as a film/video editor and producer, and occasionally in academic research. Previous work includes Freeway: Crack in the System (documentary about the US drug epidemic and Nicaragua's Contra War), and award-winning South American comedy series, Enchufe.tv. His interest in politics and world cultures (namely in the context of state and nation-building) led him to spend time in the Golan Heights, befriending people in the Druze villages, out of which the film Borderline Views was born.

Director, Camera, Production, Script, Edit: Simon Luling

Language of Dialogues: English, Hebrew, Arabic
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/229465806

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