ABOUT:
 

EthnoKino is an ethnographic and documentary film program run by a collective of students 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 filmmaking accessible to a wider public, its topics ranging from human labour, political activism, 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 science, cinema and society. EthnoKino brings together diverse communities via catalytic platforms:  Ethnographic Film Screening Seasons, Masters in Bern, EthnoKino Shorts, Vision Talks and now our first Film Festival from 17 - 20 June 2021.