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

THE LAND OF LOVE

Estonsko, 2016, 78 min
Liivo Niglas
27.01.2018 17:00

Antropofest 2018 "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

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aq6JYJysHWc

ACROSS GENDER

Nizozemí, 2016, 24 min
Anouk Houtman
26.01.2018 21:30

Antropofest 2018 'Across Gender' is an ethnographic film about the negotiation of visibility of trans people in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Focusing on personal experiences of different people who 'cross gender' we follow: LGBT-activists, drag performers, and students of an Islamic school for transwomen. We learn about their experiences and how they view Indonesian society. Through different people and spaces, 'Across Gender' gives a varied image of trans people in Yogyakarta and challenges stereotypes. The stories are documented in the midst of anti-LGBT sentiments and actions in early 2016 and illustrate how the negotiation of visibility is an ongoing and difficult process.

Anouk is based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and has a background in visual anthropology and gender studies. After her bachelor's in Amsterdam, she continued with a master's in visual anthropology in Leiden. During her fieldwork in Indonesia, Anouk made an ethnographic film called 'Across Gender' which focuses on the negotiation of visibility when one 'crosses gender' in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. She is interested in people's personal stories and experiences and believes film is a tool for social change. She is currently pursuing a second MA in Gender Studies.

Director, Camera, Production, Script, Edit: Anouk Houtman

Language of Dialogues: English,  Bahasa language
Language of Subtitles: Czech, English

Launching of the movie (selection):
Ethnocineca, Vienna, Austria 2017;  Kashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, India 2017;  Students Ethnographic Filmfestival Zadar, Croatia  2017; Korea Queer Film Festival Seoul, Republic of Korea 2017;  Leeds Queer Film Festival, United Kingdom 2017; Thessaloniki International LGBTQ festival, Greece  2017; Viscult, Finland  2017

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/212648556

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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