What do you see when you look at the world around you? Which story do you choose to see and which story do you miss when you make that choice?
For some, the blink of an eye happens in a fraction of a second, while this can be longer for others. While one person`s attention is captivated by the symmetrical structure of a honeycomb, another person focuses on a human tragedy occurring in the Mediterranean. One might be intrigued by the imagination of archives while another is concerned with the future of our fragile ecologies, our healers or our souls.
After almost one year, the EthnoKino collective is pleased to finally welcome you back to the cinema. During our first Film Festival, we invite you to direct your focus towards, and then beyond, these asymmetries to truly see, think and feel.
While asymmetries in the world are not inherently problematic, asymmetric power relations are generally troublesome. Through these exceptional films, we will engage with fundamental issues of knowledge and power addressing mental health, mobility, ecology, and much more. Our intention is to visibilize the invisible and showcase each artist's vision for humanity through film and interactive discourse.
This years festival program includes 9 film screenings, EthnoKino Shorts, two Masters in Bern (Tala Hadid and Rama Mani), Vision Talks, two concerts (Prorok Karpo and Çiçek Taksi) and a Panel Discussion on archive films at the Lichtspiel / Kinemathek Bern. You can find more general Infos here.
Festival Time Table
20 June: Lichtspiel Kinemathek Bern
Venues (Event places are accessible by wheelchair)
Kino in der Reitschule & Frauenraum Reitschule, Neubrückstrasse 8, 3012 Bern
Lichtspiel Kinemathek, Sandrainstrasse 3, 3007 Bern
Mahagony Hall, Klösterlistutz 18, 3000 Bern
Villa Stucki (Matchbox), Seftigenstrasse 11, 3007 Bern
Films, Tickets and Registration
All films contain English subtitles. All screenings and events are free of charge (Kollekte) except the two concerts. It is recommended to register yourself prior to the event. If seats are available it is possible to arrive without registration at latest 15 minutes before the screening. All infos are published on the specific film pages (see festival timetable).
ONLINE: It is possible to watch and participate also online for the following films (17-20 June): "Even after Death", "Northern Travelogues", "A Journey to the Makonde" and "Panel Discussion: Retracing the Archive". Please write a Mail to email@example.com with your request.
Schutzkonzept / Protection Plan
EthnoKino respects and follows the protection instructions of the Kanton Bern as well as the Associations Procinema and Gastrosuisse. The guidelines can be adapted at any time according to the instructions of the government. Please inform yourself on our website and follow the instructions of the staff.
Register for contract-tracing via covtr.app before going to the cinema.
1/2 of the seats in the cinema are available. 40 Seats in Kino in der Reitschule and 50 Seats in Frauenraum.
The Bar is open at the beginning of the screenings. Consumption is only allowed while seated.
Wearing a mask is required in the cinema.
Films are shown without breaks.
Sponsors & Supporters
The first EthnoKino Film Festival is made possible with the support of:
Matchbox, Villa Stucki