News from Jun 22, 2010
Please join us for our next monthly screening session of:
The Ethnographic Film Series
M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology
Freie Universität Berlin
Date: Thursday, june 24th
Location: Moviemento Cinema (Kottbusser Damm 22 – Berlin, Kreuzberg) Time:
We will show two ethno-fiction films that we discovered at the Göttingen
International Ethno Film Festival last month:
“Pedra peixe rio"
by Iban Ayesta Aldanondo
"Pedra, peixe, rio" is a very personal film about childhood loss and
estrangement, using a mixture of styles: part observational, part
fictionalised reconstruction, and part oneiric fiction. Located in a
slave-descendant community called Itamatatiua, the film follows the life
of Ariana, a child in foster care, her stepmother Eloisa and filmmaker
Iban, during a period of three years.
Written by Ayesta Aldanondo, Iban
"Roma Boys - The Love Story"
by Rozálie Kohoutová, CZ 2009, 30 min.
"The film explores the taboo subject of homosexuality within the Roma
community through the personal story of a Roma activist who happens to be
gay. Though his job has earned him respect among his peers, by coming out
his status is in jeopardy. However, the desire to share his complex story
prompted him to write a screenplay based on his life. Partly a documentary
about his autobiographical script, the film switches between documentary
and narrative storytelling. Owing to its distinctive style, the film
offers a glimpse into the protagonist's world as he faces triple
discrimination: as a Roma, as a gay man, and as a gay man in the Roma
Entry is free.
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