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Το Φεστιβάλ Εθνογραφικού Κινηματογράφου – Ethnofest που έφερε το αθηναϊκό κοινό πιο κοντά στην οπτική ανθρωπολογία και άνοιξε διάπλατα την πόρτα στους πολιτισμούς του κόσμου, επιστρέφει και αυτόν τον χειμώνα στο κέντρο της Αθήνας γιορτάζοντας τα δέκα του χρόνια. Στη φετινή επετειακή του έκδοση, το πρόγραμμά του διευρύνεται, η διάρκειά του αυξάνεται και οι δράσεις του εμπλουτίζονται, έρχονται σε επαφή με άλλες τέχνες, γίνονται πιο εορταστικές.

Ταινίες

Μέσα από δεκάδες ταινίες, οι αποστάσεις μικραίνουν, η Ελλάδα συναντά τη Βραζιλία, η Δανία την Ταϊλάνδη, η Αμερική την Κίνα. Συναισθήματα αγωνίας, χαράς, θλίψης και προσμονής συνθέτουν το μωσαϊκό της ανθρώπινης κατάστασης και το τοποθετούν σε έναν σύγχρονο κόσμο που συνεχώς μεταβάλλεται.

Μέσα από τα ανανεωμένα τμήματα του φετινού προγράμματος (Φοιτητικές Ταινίες, Πανόραμα, Κινηματογραφικοί Πειραματισμοί στην Εθνογραφία, Initiations, Θεματική Ενότητα, Άυλη Πολιτιστική Κληρονομιά, Ειδικές και Επετειακές προβολές), το Ethnofest αναδεικνύει το συναρπαστικό παρόν και το δυναμικό μέλλον του εθνογραφικού κινηματογράφου και αποδεικνύει πως το είδος αυτό είναι πολύ πιο κοντά στο κοινό από ό,τι νομίζαμε.

Εκπαιδευτικές Δράσεις

Στο διευρυμένο πλαίσιο των εκπαιδευτικών του δράσεων, το Ethnofest φιλοξενεί ξανά φέτος, σε συνεργασία με το Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού και Αθλητισμού και συγκεκριμένα με τη Διεύθυνση Νεώτερης Πολιτιστικής Κληρονομιάς, πρωινές προβολές για ομάδες μαθητών δημοτικού, γυμνασίου και λυκείου, με κύριο σκοπό την εξοικείωση των μαθητών με την έννοια της άυλης πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς μέσα από τον εθνογραφικό κινηματογράφο. Το εθνογραφικό ντοκιμαντέρ αποτελεί ένα δυναμικό εργαλείο οπτικού γραμματισμού και προσέγγισης της γνώσης.

Ο Isaac Marrero θα συζητήσει με το κοινό σχετικά με τη διαδικασία παραγωγής μίας ανθρωπολογικής ταινίας σε ένα μοναδικό masterclass με τίτλο “Cine-inquiry: thinking through making anthropological films”.

Πάνελ συζητήσεων με θέμα τον Αστικό Εξευγενισμό στο Πάντειο και την Ήπειρο μέσα από το ντοκιμαντέρ στο Άστορ, δίνουν την ευκαιρία σε ακαδημαϊκούς και διακεκριμένους επαγγελματίες να μοιραστούν την εμπειρία τους με φοιτητές αλλά και με το ευρύτερο κοινό.

Για πρώτη φορά φέτος, το φεστιβάλ στο πλαίσιο του εκπαιδευτικού προγράμματος Erasmus+ με τίτλο, ENCOUNTERS through art, ethnography and pedagogy, μαζί με το Πανεπιστήμιο του Agder (Νορβηγία), το Πανεπιστήμιο Αιγαίου (Ελλάδα), το Πανεπιστήμιο του Amsterdam (Ολλανδία), τον καλλιτεχνικό φορέα Arts Cabinet (Ηνωμένο Βασίλειο) και τον οργανισμό Raketa (Σουηδία) διοργανώνουν την εναρκτήρια δράση του προγράμματος με μία έκθεση φοιτητών που θα γίνει στον πολυχώρο TaF.

Τέλος, δεν θα μπορούσε από τη φετινή επετειακή έκδοση του φεστιβάλ να λείπει το πρώτο του πάρτυ, όπου θα σβήσει δέκα κεράκια. Μουσικές, χορός, συζητήσεις και συγκίνηση θα φιλοξενηθούν στο Booze σε μία εορταστική βραδιά!

Προβολές, καλεσμένοι, εικαστικά δρώμενα και χορός κάνουν το 10ο Φεστιβάλ Εθνογραφικού Κινηματογράφου πιο πλούσιο από ποτέ!

Το αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα του φεστιβάλ θα ανακοινωθεί την επόμενη εβδομάδα. Συντονιστείτε!

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10o Φεστιβάλ Εθνογραφικού Κινηματογράφου της Αθήνας

27 Νοεμβρίου έως 4 Δεκεμβρίου 2019

Κινηματογράφος Άστορ, Σταδίου 28 (είσοδος εντός στοάς Κοραή) (ΜΕΤΡΟ Πανεπιστήμιο)

Τιμές εισιτηρίων:

3 ευρώ ανά προβολή | 2 ευρώ ανά προβολή για φοιτητές | 10 ευρώ περιορισμένος αριθμός καρτών διαρκείας για 5 προβολές | 15 ευρώ περιορισμένος αριθμός καρτών διαρκείας για 10 προβολές | 20 ευρώ περιορισμένος αριθμός καρτών διαρκείας για 15 προβολές

Η είσοδος στις προβολές του αφιερώματος “Εξευγενισμός υπό αμφισβήτηση σε καιρούς αλλαγών: από την κοινωνική οικονομία στην επιθετική αστική ανάπτυξη” είναι δωρεάν.

Είσοδος ελεύθερη για ανέργους και ΑμεΑ.

Είσοδος ελεύθερη στα masterclasses και τα πάνελ συζητήσεων.

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και το αναλυτικό πρόγραμμα: www.ethnofest.gr

ΔΙΟΡΓΑΝΩΣΗ

ΑΜΚΕ ΑΝΘΡΩΠΟΛΟΓΙΚΗ ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΑΘΗΝΩΝ – ETHNOFEST

ΥΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΑΙΓΙΔΑ

Υπουργείο Πολιτισμού & Αθλητισμού

«Το αφιέρωμα «Εξευγενισμός υπό αμφισβήτηση σε καιρούς αλλαγών: από την κοινωνική οικονομία στην επιθετική αστική ανάπτυξη» υλοποιείται στο πλαίσιο του Επιχειρησιακού

Προγράμματος «Ανάπτυξη Ανθρώπινου Δυναμικού, Εκπαίδευση και Δια Βίου Μάθηση» και

συγχρηματοδοτείται από την Ευρωπαϊκή Ένωση (Ευρωπαϊκό Κοινωνικό Ταμείο) και από

εθνικούς πόρους. Η προβολή των ταινιών του αφιερώματος είναι δωρεάν για το κοινό και

εξασφαλίζεται η πρόσβαση σε ΑμεΑ.»

ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΥΠΟΣΤΗΡΙΞΗ ΤΩΝ:

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE

INSTITUT FRANÇAIS GRÈCE

ΚΕΝΤΡΟ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗΣ ΜΟΥΣΙΚΗΣ “ΦΟΙΒΟΣ ΑΝΩΓΕΙΑΝΑΚΗΣ”

ΕΚΠΑΙΔΕΥΤΗΡΙΑ ΑΥΓΟΥΛΕΑ – ΛΙΝΑΡΔΑΤΟΥ

SEPTEM MICROBREWERY

BABYLONIA SILVER JEWELLERY

ΧΟΡΗΓΟΙ ΕΠΙΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΑΣ

ΕΡΤ

ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΡΑΔΙΟΦΩΝΙΑ-ΠΡΩΤΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ

ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΡΑΔΙΟΦΩΝΙΑ-ΔΕΥΤΕΡΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ

ΣΧΕΔΙΑ – ΠΕΡΙΟΔΙΚΟ ΔΡΟΜΟΥ

CINEMATEK

ALL ABOUT FESTIVALS

HOA
2018
Vietnam / Italy

Program

27/11Wednesday
28/11Thursday
17:30
9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Lana Askari. 27 mins (United Kingdom)

After having lived in the Netherlands for over 20 years, the director’s parents, Gulzar and Shwan, decide to return back to Kurdistan, their homeland. Escaping the Iraqi regime as refugees in the early 90s, they became part of the larger Kurdish Diaspora who resettled in the Europe. In the recent decade, Iraqi Kurdistan has developed into a regional safe-haven. However, with current tensions around the threat of the Islamic State (IS), the social and political landscape in the Middle East is changing drastically. In “Haraka Baraka”, the director follows her parents’ return to their homeland whilst addressing the renegotiation of belonging, temporality and future during a (seemingly) timeless crisis.

9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Rossella Schillaci. 55 mins (Italy)

An incisive portrait of life aboard a Sicilian fishing vessel, the film depicts the daily struggle of fishermen to earn a living in a harsh physical environment that brings out the social and economic tensions of modern society.

19:00
9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Christian Suhr. 75 mins (Denmark)

Islamic exorcism or psychotropic medication? “Descending With Angels”, based on 18 months of fieldwork with patients and healers, explores two highly different solutions to the same problem, namely Danish Muslims who are possessed by invisible spirits called jinn. A Palestinian refugee has been committed to psychiatric treatment after a severe case of jinn-possession which caused him to destroy the interior of a mosque, crash several cars and insult a number of people. He sees no point in psychotropic medication since his illness has already been treated with Quranic incantations. In the meantime, a local imam battles a jinn-spirit and tries to explain the Muslims of Aarhus that they should stop worrying so much about jinn, magic and other mundane affairs since nothing can harm anyone except by the permission of God.

20:30
9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Sine Plambech, Janus Metz. 91' (Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands)

Sommai, a former sex worker from Pattaya, lives in the windswept Northern Jutland. 25 years ago, she came to Thy to marry Niels, and ever since, she has helped women from her village in Thailand marry Danish men. Now, it is her niece Kae's turn. Sommai and Niels place a personal ad in the newspaper, and soon a suitor comes forward. Meanwhile, in Thailand, another young woman, Saeng, tries to find a Danish man, but Sommai cannot help her, and instead, she must provide for her son by working in the sex bars in Pattaya.Ten years later, we meet them all again and see what consequences their choices in life have had for themselves, their children and the two small communities in different parts of the world. Intimately and attentively, destines and dreams are woven together in an existential life journey.

29/11Friday
16:45
Initiations
Directed by: Natalia Dionysiotis, Rabab El Mouadden, Eleni Maragkou, Martha Fyllou. 15' (Greece)

This project deals with Themis’ life as a Drag Queen named Holly Grace, as well as the
situations he faces by engaging to this profession. Through our conversation (otherwise KI-
KI), he talks about his inspiration and role-models and the way he manages to perform those
two personalities.

Initiations
Directed by: Ifigenia Beli, Vassiliki Bura, Eleftheria Tsaliki. 15' (Greece)

From the distant Punjab in the industrial district of Taurus the Sikhs, an Indian religious minority, keep their customs and traditions alive by means of their religious faith. Every Sunday the Cultural Association of Indians of Greece at 22 Tavrou Strret saturates with colors, music and flavors as the believers come together for their established religious gathering. The Sikhs, a god-fearing, hospitable and kind people, give us an idea of what is going on in this place, that is a simulation of the Golden temple, and invite us in the Sikhism’s world, a world that everyone is welcomed.

Initiations
Directed by: Alexandra Tzavella. 5' (Greece)

A cup of water, a few olive oil drops, some whispered prayers, a flood of memories,
a storm of laughter. At grandma's house, the recipe of love always has the same
ingredients. On a typical Sunday, three generations are there to share it.

Initiations
Directed by: Eleni Sakoulogeorga. 5' (Greece)

13 pills per day. But not only that. The morning coffee with biscuits, the cooking recipes in the telemagazines, the family photographs on every table, the embroideries on the walls, the television for company. Elements that encompass the daily life of a 87-year-old woman who lives alone in Athens.

Initiations
Directed by: Nektaria Kapsala, Mark Lindenberg, Marion Reichstaler. 12' (Greece)

This short documentary film explores one traditional spiritual phenomenon that has undergone a lot of changes the last years in Greece, in terms of belief and practice. The “evil eye” and all the myths and stories around it can be approached and perceived through many different perspectives. Many intriguing questions about different aspects of human interaction and institutions in the Greek Culture and Society, such as industry, religion, family, medicine and much more, arouse from the narratives of people, we were interviewing about that folklore topic. Considered as a superstition by most of them, the „evil eye“ still remains a deep part of the Greek Culture and brings up admiration and fear in their narrations about the “unknown” – even in the young generations.

Initiations
Directed by: Annagrazia Graduato, Marcel El-Metwally, Zoi-Danai Tzamtzi. 10' (Greece)

In recent years, Takis works as a taxi-driver, while during the old-good times he had a cinematographic company and later a clothing one. The bankrupt of his company due to the economic crisis brought a radical change in his life. Like many other destroyed professionals, he called on the freelancing job of taxi-driving. During a summer car ride in Athens of 2019, Takis guides us in places that are interwooven with his personal memories, concerns, and views, between the past and the present. Sketcing out the profile of a man, could we learn anything about the contemporary Greek society?

Initiations
Directed by: Sabine Harmes, Inga Padurari, İrem Aydemir. 12' (Greece)

Yusuf Özdemir is a Kurdish refugee who escaped to Greece from Turkey in 1983, after the coup d’état. Although he is not entitled to vote in Greece and banned from his country of origin, he has different methods of politics compared to the ones of July 2019 election campaign in Greece. This essay film projects the electoral climate in Athens, simultaneously, explores the daily life resistance from the eyes of a man, who struggles to restore his freedom while paying the price of his identity through political, social and personal accounts, yet managed to alter the constructed domination order to empower himself and his surroundings who are on the edge or midst of subordination. This is the story of a chord tuning itself into the verge, abolishing it by becoming one with it.

Initiations
Directed by: Marijn Covers, Alessandra Turchetti. 10' (Greece)

The film was created during the Summer School “Visual Ethnography of Cityscapes”, organized by the Netherlands Institute of Athens. The film explores the uncertainty of doing ethnographic research. The two filmmakers portray a series of failures during their ethnographic fieldwork in the city of Athens. They move from one project to the other in the hope to find answers but instead they become more confused and fragmented. In their multiple efforts to reach their goal, they are confronted with the unreachable. The short film shows their journey of confusion and disappointment but at the same time reveals that failures in ethnographic research are not meant to be fatal but they are an essential part anthropological knowledge production.

Initiations
Directed by: Alexander Barquero, Natascha Erfanipour, Kyra Sacks. 11' (Greece)

Safar [Journey] paints a portrait of the regional train that connects the refugee camp of Malakasa to Athens, in Greece. Many of the approximately 1800 migrants and refugees that temporarily reside in the camp depend on the train for their daily chores and needs. In Safar, this commute to the city creates the scenery in which stories, feelings and experiences unfold, while giving a sense of the continuous transition in which the refugees live. At the same time, the daily journey forms one of the few moments of interaction with Greek society, making the train both a physical and symbolical space through which a congested subject is approached: the next stage of the European refugee crisis in Greece. The film is mosaic that carries the viewers in the train and offers them insights of the travelers’ lives, who after crossing mountains and seas cannot escape going back and forth between Malakasa and Athens, between their memories and dreams, between their fears and hopes.

Initiations
Directed by: Rodrigo Machado. 10' (Greece)

Authenticity is a term that is crucial to touristic destinations. It is something that tourists are keen to experience. But what is authenticity? Does it lie around us? In this film, I try to discover what is the authenticity of Athens. By walking on the streets around Acropolis and interacting with unsuspected fellow tourists, I engaged in a search to understand what Athenian authenticity is in the touristic perspective. The purpose of this film is not to make fun of tourists or portrait them as ignorant people. The film conveys that authenticity is a personal feeling and that tourists are actively taking part in the maintenance and legitimisation of authentic places.

18:45
Student Films
Directed by: Eza Doortmont. 18.04 (United Kingdom, Ghana)

Shea butter is a product traditionally made solely by women. The demand for this product in the world has grown drastically over the past decades and this has changed the production and production space of the commodity significantly. Women’s Gold is an observational film, telling the story of the shea butter processing women of Tampe-Kukuo, a community on the outskirts of Tamale, the capital of the Northern Region in Ghana. This documentary investigates ideas of social space, dignity and gaining more than material independence, connected to the shea butter industry. The growing demand in the west means bigger productions, exporting the butter and growing profit, but it also means that the sole women-safe space is not guaranteed for the future.

Student Films
Directed by: Angélica Cabezas Pino. 58 (United Kingdom, Chile)

In Chile, people living with HIV fear stigma, and often conceal their condition and remain silent about what they are going through. ‘This is My Face’ explores what happens when a range of men living with the virus open up about the illness that changed their life trajectories. It follows a creative process whereby they produce photographic portraits that represent their memories and feelings, a process which helps them challenge years of silence, shame, and misrepresentation. A lesson in the power of collaborative storytelling.

20:15
Directed by: Arianna Lodeserto. 18' (Italy)

The first fifty years of the Low-Income Housing Institute created a veritable “city within a city” to deal with what has been and still remains “the main and persistent problem of Rome”: housing. But what is this city made of? Who gets left out? And why does every witness to the changes of Rome (urbanization, decentralization, expansion) continue to state “I don’t understand this city”? What are the needs of the marginalized? The “unlucky but essential”? The needs from 1948 to 2018 that still need expressing? That must yet be shouted from the rooftops? The archives respond. The archives reassert.

Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Boris Svartzman. 71' (France)

The director films for seven years a group of villagers in China who fight against the expropriation of their land for the construction of a presumed Ecological Parc.

In 2008, local authorities evict 2,000 villagers from Guanzhou, a river island in Southern China to make way for new urban planning projects – a fate shared by five billion rural citizens of China yearly. In spite of the demolition of their houses and police pressure, a handful of inhabitants return to the island. For seven years, I have filmed their battle to save their ancestral land, from the ruins of the village where nature is slowly reasserting itself, to the worksites of the mega city which inexorably advances towards them.

22:00
9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Mattijs van de Port. 73' (The Netherlands, Brazil)

Director’s Notes:

“Nets are all around us. They materialize such principles as connecting, filtering and patterning. Which is why anthropologists might want to have a closer look at what people do with them and what they do with people. In Bahia, Brazil, I sought out places where people work with nets. I recorded the conversations, emotions and sensations that occur in the presence of nets. I went on a fishing trip with Tico. I spoke with evangelicals, explaining the parable of the fishing net. I hung out with the boys from the Candomblé religion, who have their shirts made of lace. I shivered as I learned how lethal the introduction of a grid may be. I smiled when I heard how a fat man in tight jeans became a frolicking mermaid. And I never stopped wondering how the principles of filtering and patterning play themselves out in my own life – as a filmmaker, as an anthropologist, as a-gay-man-in-love. Keeping alive the tension between openness and closure, knot and hole, grasping and caressing, this film invites its audiences to ponder the observation that all we humans ever do is to impose structures onto life and being, then to find out that neither life, nor being, follow our designs.” – Mattijs van de Port

23:30
Filmic Experiments in Ethnography
Directed by: Lara Sousa. 17' (Cuba)

Lara –a young filmmaker– finds herself in a no place between Cuba and Mozambique. Over an imagined balcony towards the Indian Ocean, Lara is searching for answers to the long silence of her father. She does feel the loneliness preceding the imminent demise of her father, Camilo. She begins to draw up paths that prevent her from the beginning of the end.

Filmic Experiments in Ethnography
Directed by: Steven Feld. 69' (USA)

An experiential documentary about the ecological and aesthetic coevolution of Papua New Guinea’s Bosavi rainforest region and its inhabitants. The film immerses viewers in the rainforest making myriad connections between the everyday sounds of the rainforest biosphere and the creative practices of the Bosavi people who sing to, with and about it.

30/11Saturday
17:00
Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Caterina Sartori. 8' (United Kingdom)

More than a decade after the decision to knock down the Aylesbury Estate as part of an urban regeneration project, some of the residents are still living there. Suspended in uncertainty and worry, they refuse to leave until they receive a fair deal for their homes or a suitable replacement. In Living Room, we are invited into the home of a Cypriot couple who narrate their life on the estate. Amidst the difficulties of a long working life, they have created a much loved and cared for environment. One they do not want to leave.

Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Laura Alvarez. 82' (Spain)

Barcelona has become one of Europe’s tourism epicentres. In 2018, the city hosted over thirty million tourists, which placed it near the top of the list of the continent’s most visited cities along with London, Paris, Rome and Berlin.

19:00
Filmic Experiments in Ethnography
Directed by: Jeff Silva, Ramona Badescu. 28' (France)

Mixing fragmented stories of people with views of a landscape in perpetual transformation we travel intimately in the footsteps of a contemporary Alice in what was once a leafy forest populated by birds and water sources and is today a modern day “concrete jungle” in the center of the infamous northern district of Marseille. At the crossroads of societal, historical, architectural and human issues, nature seems caught in a grip, breathing only in the hollow of a memory of those who lived through it as children in the 60’s and 70’s. Separating image from text, “Là où la terre” paints a portrait of a contemporary neighborhood battered by perpetual violent transformation that echoes in the vulnerable voices of its habitants and the tension between presence and absence, broken down into patterns; plants, animals, humans.

Filmic Experiments in Ethnography
Directed by: Maxime Jean-Baptiste. 15' (France)

Nou Voix is an autobiographical video departing from the participation of Maxime’s father, as a Guyanese figurant in the movie Jean Galmot aventurier (1990), which deals with the history of French Guiana. By re-enacting a part of the film, Maxime and his father try to amplify other kinds of voices that have been unheard in the original French film.

Filmic Experiments in Ethnography
Directed by: Isaac Marrero Guillamón. 42' (United Kingdom)

The mountain of Tindaya (Fuerteventura, Canary Islands) has been entangled in controversy for over twenty-five years. The mountain is, at once, a sacred site for the indigenous people of Fuerteventura, who decorated it with hundreds of engravings, a mining resource, and the proposed location of a monumental artwork consisting in digging a huge cubic cave in its interior. The film follows the traces of the conflict against a background of tourist landscapes and post-crisis ruins – revealing, in the process, the tension between indigenous heritage and developmental futures.

20:45
Panorama
Directed by: Marco Zuin. 20' (Vietnam, Italy)

Economic development and the demand for cheap timber are slowly transforming the forests of North Vietnam. Since she was a child, Hoa has learned about medicinal plants knowing that part of this heritage will disappear. Today Hoa, together with her family (her daughter Chiem, her husband Dai, her mother Hai), tries to defend this biodiversity and the transmission of this ancient knowledge.

Panorama
Directed by: Adele Tulli. 70' (Italy, Sweden)

Original and visually daring, NORMAL is a genre-bending documentary that reflects on how female and male identities are performed in everyday interactions, through a collage of immersive scenes filmed all over Italy. Capturing some of the most iconic moments in people’s life, from birth to adulthood, NORMAL reveals how our gender defines us in most of the things we do, affecting our gestures, desires, behaviours, and aspirations. At the gym or at the beach; in a disco or in a church; at funfairs, public parks and beauty centres: NORMAL explores the collective choreographies of gender in ordinary and familiar situations,resulting in a ballet of moving images that depict the events while simultaneously meditating on their significance. Do we live in a world of constant performance? With its open form and contemplative pace, NORMAL offers a riveting experience into the spectacle of gender in everyday life, inviting the audience to question and unravel the very idea of normality.

22:30
9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Stephen Nugent. 60 mins (United Kingdom)

Within decades of first manufacture, the electric guitar became a highly collectible, vintage artefact and symbol of rock/pop music, an icon of the babyboom generation, and an investment opportunity. The film looks at the emergence of the vintage guitar and those who repair, sell, collect and play what is at once an instrument/tool, art object, and nostalgia device. So rare are vintage guitars that an industry has grown up based on the fabrication of faux vintage relics, artfully distressed, new guitars that mimic the feel and appearance of the “real” things. Shot in London, and featuring the playing of Guthrie Govan, the film offers a view of Guitar World from the vantage point of the artisans and traders for whom vintage guitars represent a living past.

23:45
Special Screenings
Directed by: Alexandra Tilman. 38' (France)

From singular to plural, from a father to his son, from a factory to laid-off workers, cadences are different from those of the fathers’ work or the sons’ music. Le Havre in the 1990s: decadence lies in the job market, outrageousness comes from techno music, free parties materialize in every deserted place. “Cadences” tells the story of the son of a steel worker who has decided not to follow his father’s path but rather to embrace the clandestine techno movement called ‘Free Parties’. This film, which was made in the frame, intention and context of socio-anthropological research, is an example of the emerging field in France of Filmic-Sociology.

Special Screenings
Directed by: Quino Piñero. 69' (United Kingdom, Spain, Ethiopia)

“It was an era, the start of a new vision” says Amha Eshete, the first Ethiopian music producer back in the days of Swingin’ Addis. The album releases that have crossed Ethiopian borders are mainly recordings from the 50s to the 80s, however, the contemporary music scene from Addis remains, bar a few exceptions, unknown to the rest of the world. Is Addis still swinging as it used to? Music in Addis is present in actions and sounds spread out on differentiated spaces as an expression of the everyday urban life and its processes of transformation and adaptation in the city. “New Voices in an Old Flower” explores this vitality of music looking at the plurality of the city and its people. Drifting in unplanned tours through the urban landscape of contemporary Addis Ababa, this film is shaped by music encounters and dialogues with the inhabitants of the city.

1/12Sunday
13:30
Intangible Cultural Heritage : Epirus through documentary
Directed by: Alexandros Lambrides. 10' (Greece)

This film is part of the file submitted for the inscription of the Polyphonic Caravan in the List of Best Practices for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible CulturalHeritage, UNESCO, 2003). The film is based on archival material from the institution’s twenty years activity. It is a presentation of its history, the work have been done so far aiming at researching, promoting and passing down polyphonic song of the Epirus to younger generations. Polyphonic Caravan is an institution founded in 1998 in a village of Epirus to gradually embrace the entire region’s borderline communities, spreading its activity in Greece as well as in Albania, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany. It is a long-term institution, with a key contribution to a new blossom of polyphony in Greece and the creation of a growing community of Polyphony, by deepening bonds with local communities while at the same time trying to broaden international horizon. It is finally a multi-tasking “work in progress”, with the eyes of people co-travelling in this amazing journey of voices.

Intangible Cultural Heritage : Epirus through documentary
Directed by: Silas Michalakas. 10' (Greece)

In the middle of August Syrrakiots from everywhere gather to their place of origin and set up their fest in the square of their village. A meeting that connects the memory of the community with the present bonds of its members and signifies their own annual circle.

Intangible Cultural Heritage : Epirus through documentary
Directed by: Eliza Soroga, Aigli Drakou. 27' (Greece)

Documentary Roots depicts the daily life of elderly women living on their own in remote villages of Epirus. The documentary boasts influences from the Japenese Butoh dance, especially in terms of editing. A timeless cinematic approach built around the metaphysics of female existence, as it emerges out of the wilderness. Women, through their particular relationship with time, narrate inner dialogues and stories from the past, along with beloved song lyrics. They are the last living guardians of memory of those particular places.

16:30
Intangible Cultural Heritage : Epirus through documentary
Directed by: Stratos Stasinos. 77' (Greece)

Epirus, this mountainous region of Northwestern Greece, is deeply marked by the migration of its inhabitants. The narrative axis of the documentary is a folk song from Epirus. It speaks about the returning of a migrant after many years of absense. His wife seeks identification marks in order to trust him. Through an imaginative journey in the place at different eras, the stranger will come back to customs, festivities and their songs, daily life with joys and sorrows, and will remember them as they used to be. His memories are filmed in black and white, just as memory becomes over time, while everything he encounters today is in color film. He remembers the grandmother’s fairy tales, the fairy of the river, the village blacksmith, the old shepherd. The main theme of the documentary is the narration of events and customs as they are stored in memory and as they are taking place today in Epirus.

18:00
Panorama
Directed by: Dipesh Kharel, Frode Storaas. 83' (Norway, India, Nepal)

Religious boundaries are not necessarily as sharp and antagonistic as the news media lead us to believe. This film shows the everyday life inside and around a Kali temple in the city of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. The temple building houses a Kali shrine and a smaller Hanuman shrine, and visitors to the site present offerings in both. Through a closer presentation of a priest and three devotees, the film shows why this temple is so important to them. Τhey also occasionally visit holy places of other religious traditions, whether to learn or seek additional divine support. The film is thus a silent critique against the obsession with religious conflict in contemporary debates. God is one, the religions are made by humans, as the priest concludes in the film.

19:45
Student Films
Directed by: Agnes Meng. 22' (Portugal)

This film portrays a collection of chilling tales about encounters with wolves in a village in northern Portugal. At nightfall hour, shepherds used to gather and tell stories. Myth, death, killings… things might or might not happened but inspired by aboriginal battles between human and the wild. The tellers’ eccentricities blur fact and fiction, which lead to a world that seems lost in time.

Student Films
Directed by: Sophie Kalker. 25' (South Africa, Netherlands)

The Juggler’ is about a social circus in South Africa. The Sisonke social circus wants to stimulate integration by making children move together in circus practice. They use of different exercises to build trust across community lines. With the film, I try to show how children from Isi!Xosa, English and Afrikaans communities in the Stellenbosch area experience the practice of social circus; how social circus tries to help the children to challenge the barriers and walls that are part of the South African landscape, and therefore of the children. I try to show how walls are a manifestation of this shared landscape; how the children embody, become aware of and challenge the walls by moving together.

Student Films
Directed by: Pavel Borecký. 25' (Switzerland)

The film situates the viewer within a makeshift space of an animal market in Algeria. Drifting between feeding and waiting, one attunes to the bodies of goats and camels, the oldest companions of Arab men. As we move deeper into the desert, the site turns into a sacrifice zone and reveals its dark geopolitical secrets. The sensory ethnography film will invite you to question the banality of displacement, confinement and exploitation in an out-of-sight territory.

21:30
Special Screenings
Directed by: Robert Gardner. 83' (USA)

The people portrayed in this film are called Hamar. They are isolated by some distant choice that now limits their movement and defines their condition. Part of their tradition is the acknowledgement of male supremacy. Hamar men are masters and their women are slaves. The film is an attempt to disclose not only the activities of the Hamar, but also the effect on mood and behavior, of a life governed by sexual inequality.

2/12Monday
17:00
Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Verónica Pérez Granado. 89' (Spain)

Tetuán is a diverse, asymmetric and intercultural district of Madrid, Spain. There is unevenness in its topography and inequality among its people, small houses that survive in the shadow of glass and steel towers. The documentary “Tetuaneros” emerges in this labyrinth of narrow streets where a melting pot of different generations, origins and colors beats. “Tetuaneros” was born in 2013 in an abandoned lot -one of many- that mark the district of Tetouan in Madrid. On this site, occupied by cars, garbage and neglect, incredible things are about to happen. And while that transformation takes place, which we follow closely for five years, the camera of “Tetuaneros” roams the neighborhood hand in hand with its neighbors. “Tetuaneros” is a vital kaleidoscope, a neighborhood documentary and a butterfly effect. Because sometimes a small change can change everything.

18:45
Student Films
Directed by: Constantinos Diamantis, Buse Yildirim, Lillian Dam Bracia, Malwa Grabowska. 8' (Germany)

“Warehouse”, a meditative ethnographic short film.
An intimate encounter in the warehouse, a cosmos of objects where carpenter labour happens. The trace of sound in every bit of object can be seen as individuals within a space, where every material has its own texture, smell and acoustic properties. The array of sounds and images confront audiences with the aural and visual textures of the labour and the space itself. The film guides into a sensory experience, through the up-close, intense sonic and visual engagement and an imaginative soundscape composition.

Student Films
Directed by: Lidija Burcak. 25' (United Kingdom)

The encounter of the filmmaker and other psoriasis sufferers turns into a poetic and optimistic journey about a very visible yet hidden disease that explores skin as a metaphor of belonging and belief.

Student Films
Directed by: Hope Strickland. 16' (United Kingdom)

Da Hillsook Wedeen, is an ethnographic film completed for the MA in Visual Anthropology at The University of Manchester. Shetland is a place of wild, unforgiving landscapes, supernatural beliefs and a soundscape barely altered over time. The film explores storytelling and social imagination in Shetland. The folklore tale, Da Hillsook Wedeen, has a timeless quality: unfolding from historical trauma forward through generations of women’s voices. What does it mean to be a woman stood on the shore?

Student Films
Directed by: Andrea Bordoli. 18' (United Kingdom, Switzerland)

The Depth Beneath, The Height Above consists in an exploration of the high alpine region of Robiei, southern Switzerland. Conceived as a sensory piece, the film particularly focuses on the existing relationships between the humans, animals, infrastructural and natural elements that compose Robiei’s specific landscape. Through a juxtaposition between the aesthetics and activities that takes place above – the continuous stream of water, the movement of animals, the processes of production of cheese – and respectively below the ground level – the mechanisms, machines and technologies involved in the hydroelectric production, as well as the humans interacting with them -, the film seek to grasp the natureculture and multispecies assemblages through which Robiei and many other contemporary Swiss alpine landscape are being produced.
The Depth Beneath, The Height Above is a sensorial exploration of the relationships between the cultural and natural elements composing the landscape of the high alpine region of Robiei, Southern Switzerland.

Student Films
Directed by: Konstanza Kapsali. (Greece)

Girls in flower is an experimental documentary or a handwritten note, which inspired by Marcel Proust’s “In the shadow of young girls in flower” explores femininity in late adulthood.

20:15
Panorama
Directed by: Yorgos Gotzos. 15'42" (Greece)

The ship Skopelitis Express supplies the non profit line of Small Cyclades. For 60 years it has been running its course in order to provide the essentials for the inhabitants of the small islands.

Panorama
Directed by: Cinemakhia. 61' ()

Cape Korakas, on the island of Lesbos, faces the Turkish coastline. Each day, thousands of migrants land on its shores and walk to the village of Kleio, first step of their European journey. The arrival and passage of ” those from the other side” have shaken up the village and its people, many of whom are, themselves, descendants of refugees from Asia Minor. Between rejection and identification with today’s exiles, these stories intertwine and give place to multiple games of mirrors.

21:45
Intangible Cultural Heritage : Epirus through documentary
Directed by: Paul Duane. 78' (Ireland, Greece)

American musicologist Chris King is a legend, the most obsessive collector of old 78 records alive, and also the only one who can use modern technology to unlock their sonic secrets & remaster them for a 21st century audience. For years, he’s lived in a world of nostalgia, listening to music from a distant past. But his discovery of the music of Epirus in northern Greece changed his life. Because the old 78s he first fell in love with, containing a barbaric and raw folk music that he believes connects us with our most ancient ancestors, is still being played today in the mountains of Epirus. Travelling there, Chris began to break out of his prison of nostalgia and started to find a home for himself, for the first time in his life. While You Live, Shine is both an introduction to some of the most hypnotic & beautiful music you’ve never heard, an immersive trip into an isolated & half-forgotten land, and a portrait of a man who has belatedly found his spiritual home on the other side of the world.

3/12Tuesday
12:00-15:00
Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Clara Polistena. 26' (Greece)

Andreas is the owner of a cinema in Koukaki. His family has been living in the Athenian neighbourhood for three generations. Today, however, he fears he will have to move out of the area. Because of the short-term rental boom, housing prices have doubled in the last three years, and Andreas’ family cannot afford them anymore. A few steps away from his home lives Homer, who has recently moved to Greece. Young and dynamic, in 2014 he had sensed the opportunity to start a new business, providing landlords and companies with management of their Airbnb listings. The life-stories of the two neighbours mirror Koukaki’s transition from a residential area into one of the most touristified ones in Athens. Through a narration of Koukaki’s modern history and two interviews, the film documents the transfiguration of the neighbourhood, while giving a voice to the protagonists of this metamorphosis.

The Film will be screened at Panteion University, auditorium Sakis Karagiorgas II
Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Zilan Dalgic, Ismini Gatou, Anni Valajärvi. 10' (Greece)

What does the term gentrification mean, outside its strict formal definition? Can we simply say, there are those who benefit and those who are threatened by it, or is it more complex? Through four different stories of inhabitants from Koukaki, a central neighbourhood in Athens that is currently under an extreme gentrification process, the film tries to examine and unfold the subtle shades that form the bigger image. Common ground in all their narratives plays “the Airbnb explosion”, that prevails the area. The documentary is an attempt to approach the subject through the locals’ perspective, by following their thoughts and (dis-)agreements, with gentrification always being apparent without being shown, so that these people’s stories and views speak for themselves.

 

15:30
Special Screenings
Directed by: Robert Gardner. 83' (USA)

The people portrayed in this film are called Hamar. They are isolated by some distant choice that now limits their movement and defines their condition. Part of their tradition is the acknowledgement of male supremacy. Hamar men are masters and their women are slaves. The film is an attempt to disclose not only the activities of the Hamar, but also the effect on mood and behavior, of a life governed by sexual inequality.

16:30
Intangible Cultural Heritage : Epirus through documentary
Directed by: Colette Piault. 110' (France, Greece)

Every Day is Not a Feast Day is a chronicle of the daily life in Ano Ravenia, a mountain village in Greece. Although the village appears to be virtually self-sufficient, the truth is that its economical, social, and family life depends on the outer world to a great extent. Like many mountain villages, Ano Ravenia, has been progressively deserted by it most active population. The film shows the painful transformation from the holiday feasts and the temporary return of those who have left to live elsewhere to the monotony and calm of daily life. Without any commentary, the film respects the daily pace of the villagers.

18:30
Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Angela Torresan. 9' (Brazil)

Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: David Bert Joris Dhert. 54' (Brazil)

What happens when your land is being claimed as event zone for the two biggest sport events of the planet? A question that applies to the multi-ethnic urban Indigenous community of Aldeia Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as they face increased pressure ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The Indigenous group lives right next to the sport stadium that stages the finals of both sport events. They wish to maintain their land as an Indigenous meeting place, like it has been since the early 20th century, but that does not correspond with the plans of the Brazilian authorities and the corporations coming with the sport events. From within the Indigenous settlement, the film explores how the arrival of the sport events is being experienced, how the pressure rises and how the community resists.

19:45
Student Films
Directed by: Martha-Cecilia Dietrich. 34' (United Kingdom, Switzerland, USA)

Horror in the Andes is a behind-the-scenes documentary that follows the process of making a horror movie in Ayacucho, Peru. Directed by audio-visual anthropologist Martha-Cecilia Dietrich, it explores how Andean filmmakers use the horror genre as a means to revive stories of a pre-colonial past. Appropriating a global cinematic language to tell local (hi)stories, our attention is drawn to contemporary social issues and the legacies of violent pasts. Infused with warmth and affection, Horror in the Andes pays testament to the craft of filmmaking and its community.

Student Films
Directed by: Daniel Asadi Faezi. 49' (Pakistan, Germany)

A remote village in the mountains of Northern-Pakistan. Surrounded by a huge turquoise lake in between rough, steep cliffs. One day, a landslide blocked a river. In a few months, this river turned into a huge lake, which is up to 30km long. Thousands of homes and fields were flooded. Entire villages disappeared. People got dislocated. What is left are the people and their stories which are passed on from generation to generation.

21:15
9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Matthew Lancit. 87 mins (Cameroon, Canada)

If Woody Allen sought out to make an ethnographic documentary in Cameroon, the result would probably be something like “Funeral Season” by Canadian director Matthew Lancit. Here, the filmmaker stages himself in the skin of a foreign explorer seeking the remains of his own dead and his own rites. This is the work of a filmmaker whose inventive style is simultaneously very personal, funny, poetic, and unconventional in its ethnographic approach. First Professional Film Prize at the Traces de Vies – Rencontres du Film Documentaire.

9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Briggite Nikles, Tommi Mendel. 53 mins (Switzerland, Cambodia)

On the basis of a social anthropological case study, this film documents the birth practices of the Bunong in Mondulkiri province, located in the North East of Cambodia. Social, economic, and political changes are transforming the province tremendously and are affecting villager’s beliefs, perceptions and habits regarding pregnancy, delivery and early motherhood. Traditional midwives, pregnant women, mothers and their families give a personal insight into their present decision making strategies, which are at the crossroads between tradition and modernity.

4/12Wednesday
17:00
Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Marianne Maeckelbergh, Brandon Jourdan. 12' (USA)

This film tells the story the residents of Midtown Park Apartments who have been on rent strike since August 2015. It is the largest rent strike in San Francisco since 1978. After decades of essentially being a tenant-run cooperative housing complex, the City of San Francisco who owns the property, transferred management to a Christian non-profit called Mercy Housing. Mercy Housing issued new leases to all of the residents, leading to large rent increases for many of them. The tenants, including some of those faced with little or no increase in their rent, refused to sign the new leases and launched a rent strike instead. Midtown tenants have been organizing to stop the city from demolishing two of their buildings, to fight for rent control, to terminate Mercy Housing as the property manager, and for the right to ownership they were promised when they first moved in.

Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Marina Thomé. 10' (Brazil, USA)

Gary sells balloons on New York subways and dreams about learning magic. Filmed conversations get the Brazilian documentary filmmaker closer to this Brooklyn resident from a Cuban background, that in long underground routes questions himself about his way of navigating this world.

Contested gentrification in times of change
Directed by: Mael Vizcarra. 65' (Mexico, USA)

La Línea/The Line—the border checkpoint between the U.S. and Mexico—is the most transited international land border in the world. It is here that hundreds of vendors earn a living selling goods and services on the Tijuana side to those waiting to cross into the U.S. ‘La Línea’ follows a few of these vendors in their day-to-day and records the ever-changing urban landscape of a city that is perpetually redefining itself against the backdrop of its reputation.

18:30
Intangible Cultural Heritage : Epirus through documentary
Directed by: Panos Karkanevatos. 33' (Greece)

Epirus, province of Pogoni, on the borderline with Albania. Emigration and a sense of death scattered in the air, in the light. Few are left. Human figures that look as if they were part of the landscape. In a place surrounded by mountains: polyphonic songs. The silences, the pauses between the voices and the music that stream out of the soil. Through the cross of personal voices, that of parti, giristi, klosti and isocrati, a collective harmony emerges. The film strives to grasp the rhythm of the soul of Epirus.

Intangible Cultural Heritage : Epirus through documentary
Directed by: John Cohen. 68' (USA)

This musical portrait of immigrant clarinetist Pericles Halkias and the Epirot-Greek community explores the aspirations and ambivalences of Greek-Americans. Moving between Queens, New York and northern Greece, it presents the traditional music of Epirus, showing how the music unites the Epirot community around the world. The film defines America not as a melting pot, but rather as a place to make a better living. The Epirots who earn their living here have their hearts planted firmly in the mountains of Greece.

20:30
9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Philip Cartelli. 31' (France, U.S.A.)

A reflection on the near and the far, the past and present, Promenade observes a series of movements and interactions on a renovated section of the Marseille waterfront. Recorded during two years, the film depicts the new life of a commercial shipping pier recently converted into a public esplanade and the site of two imposing modern buildings over the course of a single day. Before daybreak, the space is nearly empty. Sunrise prompts a start to daily activities—boats arrive, fishermen cast out their lines, the first timid tourists line up outside of a new museum. During the day, a cast of itinerant vendors, swimmers, fishermen, and other locals circle around the J4’s new visitors and buildings, eventually reclaiming the space at night.

9+1 Moments / 10 years Ethnofest
Directed by: Jessica Bollag. 49’ (Switzerland)

The state of Iowa is the largest producer of soy and corn in the U.S.. In the town of Eldon, Iowa, the multi-national corporations, Cargill and John Deere, are the most important job sources – mostly in the low income bracket. In the town there are hardly any public services and houses are miles apart. Five young people talk about their daily lives in this rural area. Layoffs and outsourcing are real threats. Beside all this, the protagonists are labeled with negative stereotypes: white trash, rednecks and hillbillies. The five inhabitants of Eldon describe the local changes. Why stay despite bad job opportunities? How do they deal with their negative stereotypes? Why is freedom more important than a career? Creative solutions and a strong sense of community are essential in this rural region. An anthropological documentary about unlocked doors, fun and conflict in geographical isolation.

Media

You can flip through this year’s programme and find the dates and times of the screening here:

Ethnofest_Programme_2019_en_WEB

Side Events

27/11Wednesday
14:00 -16:00
Special themed sections 2016-2019

Special themed sections 2016-2019. Good practices and evaluation of tributes that have been implemented in Athens Ethnographic Film Festival through the Operational Program “Human Resources Development, Education and Lifelong Learning” and the Operational Program “Public Sector Reform” which are co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund) and Greek National Funds. Presentation of this year’s tribute “Contested gentrification in times of change: from social economy to aggressive urban development”.
The event will take place at Astor Cinema (28, Stadiou str).

19:00 - 21:00
“ENCOUNTERS through art, ethnography and pedagogy”. Exhibition Opening

Exhibition opening with works by students participating in the educational Erasmus+ program entitled “ENCOUNTERS through art, ethnography and pedagogy”, implemented by Ethnofest and University of Agder (Norway), Aegean University (Greece), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), Arts Cabinet institution (UK) and Raketa institution (Sweden).

T.A.F/ The Art Foundation Gallery
(Normanou 5, Monastiraki, 105 55)

The exhibition will run until 30/11, 20:00.

28/11Thursday
9:00
Educational screening for students on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ethnographic Cinema, in collaboration with the Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

29/11Friday
9:00
Educational screening for students on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ethnographic Cinema, in collaboration with the Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

30/11Saturday
14:00 - 16:00
«Cine-inquiry: thinking through making anthropological films»

Masterclass entitled «Cine-inquiry: thinking through making anthropological films» lead by Isaac Marrero-Guillamon who is presenting his new film at the festival.

1/12Sunday
11:00
Presentations and panel discussion in the framework of the tribute “Epirus through documentaries. Music, songs, dance and mechanisms of cultural heritage management”.

Presentations and panel discussion in the framework of the tribute “Epirus through documentaries. Music, songs, dance and mechanisms of cultural heritage management”.
A critical reflection on the methods that Epirus is “re-discovered”, “exoticized”, stereotypically represented and categorized as a unified cultural entity. The invited participants are Villy Fotopoulou, Director of Modern Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports, Vassilis Nitsiakos, Professor of Social Folklore, University of Ioannina, and Lampros Liavas, Professor of Ethnomusicology, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens, while the discussion, on behalf of Ethnofest, is coordinated by Silas Michalakas.
(in greek)
At ASTOR cinema (28, Stadiou str.)

2/12Monday
9:00
Educational Screenings

Educational screening for students on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ethnographic Cinema, in collaboration with the Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

3/12Tuesday
9:00
Educational Screenings

Educational screening for students on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ethnographic Cinema, in collaboration with the Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

12:00
Presentations and panel discussion at Panteion University

ETHNOFEST IS MEETING THE LABORATORY FOR ANTHROPOLOGICAL
RESEARCH, OF THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY IN PANTEION
UNIVERSITY, WITH A DISCUSSION PANEL AND SCREENINGS IN SAKIS
KARAGIORGAS II AUDITORIUM OF PANTEION UNIVERSITY.

Presentations and panel discussion in the framework of the special themed section: “Contested Gentrification in times of change: from social economy to aggressive urban development”. The invited participants will be Leonidas Economou, Professor of Social Anthropology, Panteion University of Athens, Dimitra Siatista, Dr. architect/planner, University of Crete and Dimitris Loupetis, architect, Laboratory for the Urban Commons, while the discussion, on behalf of Ethnofest, is coordinated by Pafsanias Karathanasis.

The presentation will be held at Panteion University, auditorium Sakis Karagiorgas II

During the event the following films will be screened:

The Bed Factory (Greece, 2019, 26΄)
Director: Clara Polistena

Andreas is the owner of a cinema in Koukaki. He fears he will have to move out of the area. A few steps away from his home lives Homer, who has recently moved to Greece managing Airbnb listings. The life-stories of the two neighbours mirror Koukaki’s transformation.

Κoukaki (Greece, 2018, 10΄)
Director: Zilan Dalgic, Ismini Gatou, Anni Valajärvi

Through four different stories of inhabitants from Koukaki, a central neighbourhood in Athens that is currently under an extreme gentrification process, the film tries to examine and unfold the subtle shades that form the bigger image.

4/12Wednesday
9:00
Educational screenings

Educational screening for students on Intangible Cultural Heritage and Ethnographic Cinema, in collaboration with the Directorate of Modern Cultural Heritage, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports.

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