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Have you ever wondered what’s so ETHNO about our KINO? Well, we are wondering still and it is time to move this question to the centre stage. Our 11th film season OFF-SCREEN is about the ethics and politics of research and representation and it is also about our darling ETHNOGRAPHY, a genre and methodology that is linked to European imperialism and colonialism.

OFF-SCREEN: Films show us many things but do they also let us see behind it? What about the relations between filmmakers and the people they film? In this season we will look off the screen and explore the ethical and methodological commitments filmmakers are ready to take.

ETHNO? KINO: Is the term ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM outdated? What does it mean anyway and why don’t we just call it documentary? Would it be a loss, if we leave this term, a disconnection from our roots in social anthropology? The seasons collective is critically engaging with the term “ethno” in EthnoKino and we want to lead this discussion
with all of you.

SCREENINGS

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6. OKTOBER
LOOKING FOR HORSES
STEFAN PAVLOVIĆ | BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA,
NETHERLANDS | 2021 | 88 MIN

Looking for Horses is a film about a friendship between the filmmaker and a fisherman. One lost his mother-tongue because of a stutter, the other lost his hearing during the Bosnian civil war. They look for ways to communicate, while the camera mediates their growing bond.

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20. OKTOBER
COMING DOWN THE MOUNTAIN
PALOMA DUPLAT | COLOMBIA 2018 | 30 MIN

Francy has been a FARC guerrilla combatant since she was a little girl. She has a lot of plans for the future but struggles to leave those she considers her family. After giving up her gun, in a peace agreement between the FARC and the Government, she begins a transition to her new life as a Colombian citizen.

TIERRITA
LEONIE POCK | SWITZERLAND 2019 | 27 MIN

Leonie Pock follows a rural community in Guayabo, Colombia, while they are preparing themselves for a trial regarding the ownership of their territory. In the past, large landowners allied with paramilitary groups to seize land for large-scale monoculture, cattle ranching, and territorial control - a violent legacy that continues to reverberate until today.

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10. NOVEMBER

ABLAZE
TIRIKI ONUS & ALEC MORGAN | AUSTRALIA |
2021 | 81 MIN

Melbourne Opera singer Tiriki Onus sets out to uncover the mystery surrounding an 75-year-old silent movie discovered inside a vault that has compelling links to his Indigenous grandfather William Bill Onus: charismatic cultural leader, activist, entrepreneur, television host and possibly the first Aboriginal filmmaker.

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24. NOVEMBER

THE ANTS AND THE GRASSHOPPER
RAJ PATEL & ZAK PIPER | MALAWI, USA | 2021 | 74 MIN

Anita Chitaya is transforming her village in Malawi with new farming and cooking methods even as drought looms. Chitaya and her mentor, Esther Lupafya, decide to embark on a journey through the U.S. in an effort to convince Americans that climate change is real. Along the way, they visit Midwest farms and urban food cooperatives, witnessing national divisions in their quest to save their home from drought.

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8. DECEMBER

LO QUE QUEDA EN EL CAMINO
JAKOB KRESE & DANILO DO CARMO | GERMANY, BRAZIL

2021 | 93 MIN

Lo que queda en el camino tells the story of Lilian and her four children as they migrate in search for a better life. The family leaves Guatemala, joining a caravan of thousands of other people trying to reach the Mexico-US border. Being a single mother, this is Lilian’s best chance to make the dangerous journey.

26. JANUARY

A TASTE OF HOPE
LAURA COPPENS | FR, CH

2019 | 70 MIN

In 2010, Unilever announced the closure of a tea processing and packaging factory in southern France. After three years of resistance, the workers took over the factory and have since then been producing under self-management. Filmmaker Laura Coppens accompanied them in their daily struggles and attempt to turn an utopia into reality.

HORROR IN THE ANDES
MARTHA-CECILIA DIETRICH

PERU, UK, CH | 2019 | 33 MIN

Horror in the Andes follows three local filmmakers during the making of a horror film in Ayacucho, Peru. They use the codes and conventions of horror film to revive the pre-colonial past and dedicate themselves to creating a cinema for their local

community.

As always: Kino in der Reitschule, English-friendly, entrance free (Kollekte) 

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