25 Films from all over the world (from Patagonia, Chile, Afghanistan, Iraq, Tibet, Germany, Spain, Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, Cuba, California, Austria, Benin, South Africa, Turkey, Canada, Kurdistan, Iran, Switzerland, Belgium) were screened.
20 Filmmakers were present for Q&As.
7 Visionaries gave inspiring Vision Talks.
27 Awards of Recognition were handed to their recipients.
Three gastro events; a mouth watering Gala Apero by our sponsor Baba Food at the opening night, a pizza in the cinema night by our sponsor Pizzeria Babylon Ostermundigen and an authentic Brunch at our partner Falafingo took place on a Sunday Morning.
A space rocketing stellar Magh Rock (rock from the Magreb) concert at the closing party took place with EL MIZAN band at the good old ONO Das Kultur Local , right in the heart of the old town in Bern which is a UNESCO World Heritage.
We once again, thank to all our sponsors and partners for making this dream come true! :)))
Vision Talk by Tatiana Speed
Singer/songwriter, poet, earth activist, and somatic facilitator Tatiana Speed takes us on a healing journey from the city to her roots in the rural Canadian countryside. Her story explores the healing power of stillness, silence and nature and how the adversities that re-route our lives can lead us to deeper truths within ourselves and change our lives for the better. Her story is a resounding call to unplug from the voices of the world and find the courage to be truly ourselves and walk our own authentic path.
More of the Vision Talks are to be shared each month! Stay tuned...
DAY 1: 28 SEPT THURSDAY
GALA APERO BY BABA FOOD
196 people attend the opening day. Guests and filmmakers arrived from all over Switzerland, Chile, USA, Netherlands, Iran, Canada, Brazil, Austria, India , Germany....
OPENING FILM FESTIVAL: The Abundance of Illusion & Mountain Flesh & Female Voice of Afghanistan
The Abundance of Illusion film screening followed by a Q&A with HEKS policy team representative Tina Goethe moderated by environmental and indigenous rights defender and lawyer Dahvii Shiva; together delivered a Vision Talk Show on "Corporate Accountability and the Protection of Human Rights Defenders".
Director Valentina Schashivari "Mountain Flesh" together with Director & Ethnomusicologist Yalda Yazdani "Female Voice of Afghanistan" attended a Q&A and received Award of Recognitions for their remarkable films by Dr.Eda Elif Tibet ,on behalf of the EthnoKino community.
EthnoKino community introducing the festival: Cihan Elci, Senol Sen, Melike Atmanoglu, Inanc Tekguc, Derin Emre, Pooja Bhale, Dahvii Shiva.
DAY 2- DAY 4: 29 SEPT FRIDAY- 1 OCTOBER SUNDAY
VISION TALKS BY VISIONARIES
Dahvii Shiva was presented their award by EthnoKino 2022 Visionary Dr.Peter Larsen a senior researcher from the University of Geneva, who works with environmental rights defenders around the world. Mahroo Movahedi, Celestin Mutiyamana and Dr.Shopf were presented their awards by EthnoKino 2022 Visionaries Dr.Rama Mani and Dr.Alexander Schieffer the co-founders of Home for Humanity a planetary movement for integral regeneration. Pooja Bhale director of Protecterra Farm was presented her award by Dr.Eda Elif Tibet the director of EthnoKino film festival on behalf of the EthnoKino Community.
THE VILLAGE OF KENOU SCREENING AND Q&A WITH NIEK NICOLAES AND HERMA DARMSTADT
CACIQUE MULATO SCREENING AND Q&A WITH FILM CREW
VISION TALK SHOW on Resilient Territories of Life with the film crew of Cacique Mulato: Francisco Diaz Lueng, Mauricio Baamonde Lopez, Jorge Andrea Grez.
OUR RIVER OUR SKY SCREENING AND A MASTER CLASS ON COLLECTIVE STORYTELLING WITH MAYSOON PACHACHI
MASTERS IN BERN with Maysoon Pachachi on "Telling Collective Stories in the Cinema" moderated by Dr.Eda Elif Tibet.
VISITS TO A YANOMAMI VILLAGE SCREENING AND Q&A WITH CLIFF ORLOFF
NOT JUST ROADS SCREENING AND Q&A WITH NITIN BATHLA & KLEARJOS PAPANICOLAU
Pooja Bhale director of Protecterra Foundation (India) Moderates a Vision Talk Show "Ecological Commons and Resilience" with the filmmakers Dr.Nithin Bathla and Klearjos Papanicalau from ETH Zurich.
SHORT FILMS BLOCK WITH Q&A
Filmmakers; Shubham Sharma "A Family Portrait" , Derin Emre "I've Kept you for Myself" , Aymane Filali "For Your Safety, Be Aware of the Space in Between", Annika Minsch & Leon Melchior Hüsler "Today with Sugar Tomorrow I Don't Know"
had a wonderful Q&A Session followed by an Award Ceremony which all filmmakers received an Award for Recognition.
UATUNUA SCREENING WITH Q&A
"Uatunua" directed by Khhadija von Zinnenburg Carroll with the film crew Konstantin Kormann during their Q&A and receiving an award of recognition.
BRUNCH AT FALAFINGO
Full house, simply no seats left! Around 50 people from the festival had Turkish breakfast at the same time. Happy stomachs, happy faces:) Happy Emrah Tüysüz,founder of FALAFINGO.
MAGH ROCK CONCERT WITH EL MIZAN AT ONO DAS KULTUR LOCAL
Musicians: Anouar Kaddour Chérif: Mandole, voix. Sami Grar: Basse électrique, voix. Romain Luder: Guitare électrique Samuel Boutros : Batterie.
Damien Converset: Clarinette, Lausanne WebSite: elmizan.bandcamp.com
Photographs by KarmaMotion : Inanc Tekgüc, Yin Yin Ma, Cihan Elci.
Audiovisual Documentation by KarmaMotion: Senol Sen & Inanc Tekgüc.
FILMS: AWARD FOR RECOGNITION 2023
Jorge Andres Grez "Cacique Mulato"
Maysoon Pachachi "Our River Our Sky"
Nitin Bathla & Klearjos Eduardo Papanicolou "Not Just Roads"
Niek Nicolaes "The Village of Kenou"
Cliff Orloff "Visits to a Yanomami Village"
SHORT FILMS: AWARD FOR RECOGNITION 2023
Valentina Schashivari "Mountain Flesch"
Derin Emre "I've Kept you for Myself"
Annika Minsch & Leon Melchior Hüsler "Today with Sugar Tomorrow I Don't Know"
Khhadija von Zinnenburg Carroll "Uatunua"
Leana Wirth "Aber Ich Lebe Hier"
Shubham Sharma "A Family Portrait"
Aymane Hayyane Filali "For Your Safety, Be Aware of the Space Between"
VISIONARIES: AWARD FOR RECOGNITION 2023