MAKING A LIVING IN THE DRY SEASON

Angola, Portugalsko, Velká Británie, 2016, 35 min
Ines Ponte
26.01.2018 22:00

Antropofest 2018 Set in the highlands village of Katuwo, the film is an intimate portrait of the day-to-day life of a family living in an agro-pastoralist farm in Namibe, Angola. Through the filmmaker's request to her host Madukilaxi to put her skills into the making of a doll, the film addresses a twofold notion of labour taking place in the dry season: their shared doll-crafting and making a living. Lipuleni, Madukilaxi's toddler, follows their twofold labour, and the three of them celebrate their efforts with a feast.

Ines Ponte born in Portugal, and studied Visual Anthropology in the UK, with a background in Documentary and Social Anthropology from home. Since 2006 I have worked as an editor, cameraman, producer, researcher and writing assistant of documentary and research projects in India, Brazil, Portugal, Angola and the UK. After teaching theoretical and practical courses on filmmaking and visuality, I nowadays conceive and collaborate in audiovisual and media projects based in Portugal.


Director, Camera, Edit, Script: Ines Ponte
Production: Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology

Language of Dialogues: Olunyaneka language
Language od Subtitles: Czech, English

Launching of the movie (selection):
Apricot Tree International Documentary Film Festival, Armenia 2017;  Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Estonia  2017;  Days of Ethnographic FIlm, Slovenia 2017; EthnoFest, International Ethnographic Film Festival, Greece; Kratovo Ethnographic Film Festival, Macedonia

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/242457828