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The 11th Anthropological Film Festival

The Jerusalem Cinematheque, together with the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University, are working to promote documentary films with ethnographic orientation. These films use cinematic techniques in order to demonstrate the complexity and difficulties of the lives of individuals and communities around the world, the relationship between the human and non-human, and the social political and financial aspects of these relationships.

The screenings are accompanied by lectures and talks.

Come join us, come and be part of the world we live in.

How the Room Felt

Dir.: Ketevan Kapanadze
| 73 minutes

An intimate portrait of a group of women and non-binary people in a post-industrial city in Georgia, for whom the local female football club has become the shelter. In a shared apartment, they manage to realize their non-binary choices and create an alternative intimacy.

Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Dror Kochan, Hebrew University Jerusalem

What About China?

Dir.: Trinh Minh-ha
| 135 minutes

In a reflective move, Trinh Minh-ha uses excerpts she filmed in the first half of the 1990s in villages of Eastern and Southern China to decipher the window of time when China is further open to the world but is still a traditional rural society.

Calendar Girls

Dir.: Love Martinsen, Maria Loohufvud
| 84 minutes

Calendar Girls are Florida’s most dedicated dance team for women over 60. Lively and spirited, they spread joy through dance. Each member has a unique story to share; together they are a blistering female force. Calendar Girls is a documentary gem that will make you want to dance your hearts out.

Opening Event

Greetings and musical performance by Teder V

Raise the Bar

Dir.: Gudjon Ragnarsson
| 70 minutes

In Iceland, a girls’ basketball team and their determined coach aim to change the world by demanding to play against boys’ teams, only to discover local regulations do not allow this. We join their daunting journey in this insightful and heartfelt film that will make you loudly cheer for a group of inspiring young girls.

Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Moti Liberboim

Vedette

Dir.: Claudine Bories, Patrice Chagnard
| 100 minutes

This is the story of three women and Vedette the cow, the queen of the French Alpine pastures. The film follows these caretakers and this one magnificent beast as age and time catch up with them all. 

Far Beyond the Pasturelands

Dir.: Maude Plante-Husaruk, Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis
| 84 minutes

Once a year, the villagers of Meukot climb up the highest and coldest parts of the Himalaya, preparing for the harvest of a mysterious aphrodisiac caterpillar-mushroom worth more than gold. This is also an opportunity for an annual respite from arduous village life.

Following the screening, conversation with director Trond Waage

A Peaceful Place

Dir.: Trond Waage
| 70 minutes

Newborn Elias and his family fled the Central African Republic to Northern Cameroon after the beginning of a new civil war in 2013. The film follows Elias and his family as they try to build a new home while news from the homeland continues to invade life.

Speaker (in Heb.): Dr. Yoa Sorek, Hebrew University Jerusalem

No Place Like Home

Dir.: Emilie Beck
| 68 minutes

Born in Sri Lanka, Priyangika was adopted by a Norwegian couple. Lost between two continents, she always felt that her adoption was a mistake. No Place Like Home follows Priyangika’s search for her biological family, an expedition with astounding revelations about her family and adoption processes.

White Men in America

Conversation (in Heb.) between Prof. Tamar Elor, Hebrew University Jerusalem and Prof. Dan Geva, Beit Berl College

On the Bowery

Dir.: Lionel Rogosin
| 65 minutes

They are construction workers, coal miners, workers in the oil fields or ports. They are strong but beaten, beautiful but dirty, broken and still hoping for the best. In Lionel Rogosin's world they walk around Manhattan - between the bars, the specialty shops, work - and in this space Rogosin directs the last cinematic chapter of the myth of American masculinity.

Speaker (in Heb.): Ilana Shemesh

Among Us Women

Dir.: Sarah Noa Bozenhardt
| 93 minutes

The transition from home birth to hospital birth is slowly taking place in traditional societies. As medical workers visit her village trying to introduce medical supervision for pregnant women, Huluager finds herself caught between the threshold of modernity and deep-rooted traditions. 

Speaker (in Heb.): Prof. Ronit Ricci, Hebrew University Jerusalem

A Boarding School

Dir.: Shalahuddin Siregar
| 105 minutes

A Boarding School is an observational documentary that offers rare access inside an Islamic boarding school and an insight into a traditional educational system that fosters good character-building based on peaceful religious teaching that has been practiced in Indonesia for centuries. 

Speaker (in Heb.): Eliran Arazi, Hebrew University Jerusalem

Veins of the Amazon

Dir.: Diego E. Sarmiento Pagan, Álvaro Sarmiento, Terje Toomistu
| 71 minutes

Ferries run along the vast expanses of the Peruvian Amazon, transporting people and goods, dictating the rhythm of the heartbeat and the flow of life. The film follows one such ferry on its journey and invites us to meet the local people waiting on the banks of the river.

Golden Land

Dir.: Inka Achté
| 82 minutes

When Finnish-Somali Mustafe discovers that his family’s land is full of copper and gold, he decides to leave his secure family life in Europe and move to Somaliland. But this change turns to be more challenging than he ever anticipated.

Speaker (in Heb.): Eliran Arazi, Hebrew University Jerusalem

Black Mambas

Dir.: Lena Karbe
| 81 minutes

As part of the anti-poaching efforts in the Greater Kruger Park, South Africa, the conservation authority (dominated by white Afrikaner men) form the first all-female defense unit. This mission offers the women, perhaps for the first time in their life, a sense of liberty and empowerment.

Speaker: Dr. Alexandra Dmitrieva

Tolyatti Adrift

Dir.: Laura Sisteró
| 70 minutes

Tolyatti was once the symbol of socialist progress and pride, but today it is considered the Russian Detroit. Within this reality, a group of youngsters rescues iconic Lada cars, turning them into a means of rebelliousness and expression that explores the conflicts and dreams of the youth.