ABOUT: EK is an ethnographic and documentary film program + festival, run by a collective of students, filmmakers and Bern-based anthropologist.

Established in 2017 at the University of Bern we have since curated a regular program with over 50 screenings with Q&A's and other film related events in our home cinema Kino der Reitschule. Our aim is to make aspects of ethnographic and documentary filmmaking accessible to a wider audience. This includes topics ranging from human labour, political activism, ethical issues to spirit possession and much more. More than just “documenting the real” visual anthropology makes full – and sometimes experimental – use of the medium film’s potential on a quest to frame and experience manifestations of life from different cultural and political contexts around the world. Over the years we have hosted many internationally acknowledged filmmakers and created a transformative space for dialogue at the intersections of academia, cinema and society. EthnoKino brings together diverse communities via catalytic platforms: Ethnographic Film Seasons, Masters in Bern, EthnoKino Shorts, Vision Talks and most recently our first film our first Film Festival "Beyond Asymmetries," held in Bern from 17 to 20 June 2021.


ACCESSIBILITY: Entrance free of charge (Kollekte). We show films in their original language with English subtitles. Discussions usually take place in English (please check the particular event infos). Kino in der Reitschule is accessible by wheelchair.

SPONSORS: The Seasons 2021-2022 are made possible through the support by SUB - Studierendenschaft der Universität Bern, WBK - Walter Benjamin Kolleg Bern and Kino in der Reitschule as well as by the voluntary commitment of our team members. <3<3<3


CONTACT: Do you have film suggestions or would you like to do a collaboration with us? Are you interested in getting involved with EthnoKino? Do you have general questions or feedback about our program? Feel welcome to write to us: