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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!

SCHEDULE

27.01.2012

27.01.2012

28.01.2012

MOVIES

MERLEAU - PONTY / 6 MIN

USA, 2008, 6 min
Jonathan Taee
27.01.2012 18:05

Maurice Merleau-Ponty was a French philosopher who died at the young age of 57 in 1961. His work on Phenomenology opened up a new realm in continental philosophy. He managedto get philosophers to think of the body as a required and fundamental element of existence, rather than a simple vessel that carries the mind. He understood the importance of its fleshy boundaries and its ability to perceive the world through a string of immediate moments. Hisphilosophies have gone on to shape and inform many social theories used in Anthropology.

The film explores the body and the way it experiences the world. Each frame represents a moment, the moment before the body's experiences are captured by the consciousness and given cultural or emotional meanings and interpretations. The body does not sense the world through 5 set senses, feeling, seeing, hearing, tasting and smelling. The raw body senses the world as one big sensing organ. It experiences the world in one immediate relationship of body to world. The body has a synaesthetic sense that operates below the consciousness, as one flesh. This sense speaks through the entire body, using every contour and curve to feel the world it moves through. The raw body is immediate in its experiencing of the world, it is fluid and conversational, ever reading, learning and changing to the world around it.

This film honours the work of Merleau-Ponty, and through the mediums of 16mm, high speed digital film and SLR still imaging, it pays homage our most sensuous and intimate relations to the world around us.

Jonathan is a currently conducting field work in Bhutan for his PhD in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. His current research explores the integration of healthcare in Bhutan and its affects on patients’ healing experiences.Concepts of body, experience and phenomenology have been a constant companion to his work, including the philosophies of Merleau-Ponty. This film was made at the University of Virginia while exploring the philosopher’s ideas of flesh and experience as socially contingent phenomena.

Director and production: Jonathan Taee
Language of dialogues: none
Language of subtitles: none

Launching of movie:
Salmagundi Film Festival, University of Virginia, USA
Ivy Film Festival, USA

MEMORIES FOR SALE / 25 MIN

Mexico, Great Britain, 2009, 25 min
Carolina Corral Paredes
27.01.2012 19:25

Doňa Rosa is an indigenous old woman who sells crafts in the market. Carlos is an enthusiastic tour guide who offers tours into indigenous people´s houses and families, including Paola´s. Their lives are dedicated to provide what a group of inquisitive tourists – and a filmaker – might be looking for in an indigenous and picturesque region in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas.

Carolina Corral Paderes graduated from the MA in Visual Anthropology in 2009 from the University of Manchester and enrolled in the Socail Anthropology with Visual Media PhD program at the same University. She is currently developing a collaborative project involving film that will look at the lives of former prisoners in Mexico.

Director and production: Carolina Corral Paderes
Language of dialogues:Spanish, English
Language of subtitles: English, Czech

Lauching of movie (selection):
Etnofilm ČADCA, Slovakia, Award of the film Journalist
Contro Sguardi, International Anthropological Film Festival, Italy,2010, Special Mention
14 Mostra Internacional de Filme Etnográfico, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, 2009
Festival du Filme Ethnographic Film Festival, London, Great Britain, 2010
Ethnographic Film Unit Festival, British Colombia, Canada, 2010
II. Festival do Filme Etnográfico de Recife, Recife, Brasil, 2010
XIX International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia, 2010
Royal Anthropological Institut, Manchester, Great Britain, 2011
Days of etnographic cinema, Moscow, Russian, 2011

TUMENGE / 99 MIN

Česká republika, 2011, 99 min
Milan Durňak, Magdalena Koháková
28.01.2012 17:10

What should antropological films be like? How to come to terms with alternating view of the world and with stereotypes in us? In a 3-year span, this issue kept busy an execution team around Milan Durňak who went back to his home-village to capture life of Roma people together with their Ruthenian neighbours. Every stay in the Roma colony brought one episode of a film which captures everyday life, tries to describe problems which trouble them and constantly strive to jump over their own shadows. The spectator has a chance to encounter a story in a social-cummunity centre with a hard-working mayor and festivals in the village and think about the worries and merriments of one Roma colony.

Milan Durňak graduated at Charles Univerity in Prague, main field ethnology. Currently he is working at the University as a Phd student. In his studies, he mainly deals with visual anthropology and creation of antropological films.

Director: Milan Durňak
Production: Milan Durňak, Magdalena Koháková
Language of dialogues: Slovakian, Czech, Rusyn language, Gypsy language
Language of subtitles: Slovakian

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PARTNERS

Partners of AntropoFEST are

Thanks!

H-aluze - literárně kulturní časopis Sociologický časopis / Czech Sociological Review
Český lid, ETNOLOGICKÝ ČASOPIS / ETHNOLOGICAL JOURNAL Lidé města / Urban People
A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník F. H. Prager - český jablečný cider
Radio 1

CONTACT

Don't hesitate and ask us or just send your movie (with apllication form) on email:
 

APPLICATION FORM

Submit film with online application form HERE, or by email or by post. See below.

Application form available as: DOC, PDF

By entering your film you agree to the following conditions:

  • Relevance to the given anthropological themes will be taken into account when choosing the film. Attention will be paid to the content and artistic quality of the film.
  • Films of any length will be accepted.
  • We prefer movies produced recently.
  • By entering his/her film, the owner of the rights gives consent to the film being projected at Antropofest events and archived for the purposes of Antropofest z.s.
  • There is no entering fee and no financial reward to applicant, director or producer of the movie.
  • Sent DVDs are not returned.
  • Photographs and information from the application form will be used for the purposes of the festival (or other event of Antropofest), included in the festival programme/catalogue and posted on the website and social medias of Antropofest. All information will be processing only by members of Antropofest, z.s. and will not be offered to anybody else. More details about protection of personal data are available at our website. Your questions will be respond via our email.
  • The deadline for applications is October 17th 2018. Films which arrive after this date will not be included in the projection of the upcoming year of the festival.
  • Selected movie will be accompanied by Czech subtitles (if original language is not Czech or Slovak). English subtitles (not only burned in the image) are required - we need it for translation to Czech. We accept only subtitles with exact timing in srt format (created by Subtitle Workshop or other software).
  • Applicants will be informed about their film being incorporated into the festival programme via e-mail and not later than 20 days before the beginning of the festival.
  • Organizers may change place and dates of the festival (at the latest 14 days before start).
  • Expenses connected to transporting of film to the address Antropofest Slovinská 994/25, Praha 10, 101 00, Czech Republic or via some cloud will be covered by the applicant.