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Festival

Visual Ethnography MSc student film screenings

Date
Monday 8 October 2018 - Tuesday 9 October 2018
Location
Kijkhuis, Leiden

9:00 Opening Remarks

9:30 Session 1: Sonic Cultures

1) Roel van Bakkum (MW), The Illusion of Music (28m) -- An observational ethnography about sound engineering. It explores how students studying at PXL Music in Hasselt, Belgium, learn and think about their craft. What power do the technologies they learn to master give them over music, and how do they see their own role in the creative process?

2) Iris Hesse (MP), More than Music (34 m) -- In the film, an introduction and exploration of the psychedelic trance scene is portrayed through an organization called the Rotori's. We follow Pieter, Figo and other members of their organization, who are preparing for their psytrance event Mira. Along the way, we see how they work together, how they encounter some problems and challenges, and how they deal with that. We are invited to follow this ‘psychedelic discovery’ and take a look into the life of young people who want to introduce and mix their 'psytrance' lifestyle with others.

Q&A
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11:30 Session 2: Landscapes of Utopia / Dystopia

3) Sergio Romo Herero (MP), Changing Tides (26m) -- Is a film that focuses on how tourism and land ownership are affecting the coastal line of the pacific in Costa Rica, especially on how tourism is affecting the area of Montezuma in the Nicoya peninsula, by approaching 4 main characters that depend on tourism to thrive in the land of Pura vida a lifestyle based on balance with nature and sustainability.
 
4) Alyssa Reiziger (MP), 'segun storia' (according to stories) (31m) -- An anthropological exploration of the ways in which colonialism is embedded in and through landscape. Taking three sites, the Alto Vista Chapel, Fort Zoutman and the Lago oil refinery, as points of entry into histories of colonialism on the island of Aruba, this film seeks to explore, question and reframe the ways in which (we) as Arubans talk about and engage with colonialism.

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Break

13:30 Session 3: Sporting Communities

5) Kyra Moor (MW), Brooms Down (32m) -- This film aims to give you an insight of the real life version of quidditch and its players. It will touch on topics like community, play and seriousness whilst explaining a new sport to the viewer.

6) Priscilla Rasyid (PS), Bertarung Seperti Perempuan / Fight Like a Girl (30m) -- The lives of three Jakartan martial artists intersect as one struggles for balance between her passion and private life, while the other two fight for their lives.

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9:00 Opening Remarks

9:30 Session 4: Companionship

7) Cécile Flipo (PS), L'art de composer / The art of composition (34m) -- We meet four individuals who are searching for love. They seem to be dating experts, yet they struggle to find a suitable romantic partner. Through intimate encounters in their homes, Luce, Lydie, Jean, and François demonstrate how one can "compose" life passionately at any age.

8) Anne Posthuma (PS), Part of Me (30m) – This film is about personal relationships that people build with other-than-human roommates. The filmmaker’s interest in this topic stems from the question whether animals can provide something that isn’t as easy to come by in individualized societies.   

Q&A
Break

11:30 Session 5: The Politics of Difference 

9) Markus Enk (MW) About Cameras, Spirits and Occupations (38m) -- A triptych formed by three short films based upon collaboration with the local indigenous people of Atalaia do Norte and the Javary Valley. The first one, 'The Matis’ Ancestral Spirit of Madiwin and the Corn Party', was recorded and edited by the indigenous Shapu Meo Matis. The second film, 'Healthy politics for who?' is a collaboration between the anthropologist and the indigenous peoples during the protest lead by the Kanamari people to denounce and improve their access to the Brazilian healthcare system. The last film, 'Starring a reflexive camera', is grounded in a critique to anthropological practice and knowledge when dealing with indigenous peoples.

10) Sarai Ramirez Paya (MP), Thangam (40m) -- In the rural area of Tamil Nadu, South India, a small group of people is working on the creation of a community. This film is a depiction of everyday practices and relationships, looking inside of an innovative way to approach the challenges of disability in an area that faces a lack of economic, social, political and medical governmental support.

Q&A
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13:30 Session 6: Disrupting the 'School to Prison' Pipeline 


11) Clair Maleney (PS), Legacies (36m) -- Legacies is a portrait of an Jubilee School in West Philadelphia which focuses on empowerment through arts, social justice, and Black History. However, the school's recent success has led to an influx of students, which is straining this unusual school's meager resources. There is fear that Jubilee's dedication to an in-depth art curriculum may come at the expense of their mission to offer affordable private education in their community.

12) Nola der Weduwe (PS), Recycled (32m) – A film that looks at the individuals working at the non-profit organisation PAR - Recycle Works. Based in Philadelphia, America, these individuals share how they experience stereotypes and discuss their thoughts on the American Prison system, including the issue of mass incarceration.

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