Thiruvananthapuram

Ethnografilm festival

The third edition of the Ethnografilm festival will be held at the Lenin Balavadi at Vazhuthacaud on Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The festival is being organised by the Signs Film Festival and the Ideas in Progress & Art for Film in association with the Federation of Film Societies of India.

The vision of the festival, which showcases short documentaries and films focussing on little-known communities and cultures, is to enhance our understanding of the social world.

Ten short films from various parts of the world will be screened at the festival. Robin Starbuck’s short essay film ‘Four keeps: Dakaake’ is based on native tribal cosmology in which air characterises one of the four cardinal points.

An experimental documentary, this short film unfolds with a dreamlike weaving of text and image.

Zelimir Gvardiol’s Serbian film ‘The Roots of Evil’ explores what the title says, through a couple of gruesome crimes.

Pino Moreau’s ‘Shart Tears’ from Bahamas touches upon the issue of shark finning and the danger it poses to the planet.

Italian film ‘The Wedding of the Trees’ directed by Melanie Kindl and Clemens Wolfart is on a pagan fertility ritual in Southern Italy, which has survived over several centuries.

‘Bamako Chicken’ directed by Habib Yazdi is on a young Malian boy, Aba Diko, who sells chickens to help support his family.

Kathleen Ryan’s ‘Pin Up- The Movie’ is a film on contemporary pin-up girls and the women who inspired them.

S. Kramer Herzog’s ‘Eye of the Storm’ is a harshly real view of the media and the circus that it could create. The documentary was shot during the hours leading up to the 2005 execution of Crips founder Stanley “Tookie” Williams at the San Quentin State Prison.


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