Film Talk: After Prayers

After Prayers: On the social drama of violence, poetry and masculine subjectivity in Kashmir

Department of Social- and Cultural Anthropology | Tuesday 28.05. | 17:00 Uhr
Free Entry

In this filmtalk, social anthropologists Simone Mestroni and Ulrike Davis-Sulikowski discuss the flows from poetry to riots, resistance and memory through historical and deeply personal experiences that are embedded in Mestroni’s documentary. Attending to the riots as a social drama, they analyse questions of performance, visuality and morality that are imbricated in the historical features of places, the making of masculine subjectivity and the necropolitical structure of Kashmiri politics. Mestroni’s ethnographic documentary film After Prayers, made in conditions of risk for the filmmaker and addressing the lives of individuals and a society that is constantly at risk, goes to the heart of ethnocineca’s 2019 festival focus and the question of how visual ethnography can communicate the struggle for freedom in a world of changing global power constellations. We are looking forward to this conversation about bodies, politics, memory and the power of cineastic representations.

Film talk in English.

After Prayers
SO 26.05. Votiv Kino, Großer Saal 20:00 Uhr

In cooperation with the Department of Cultural and Social Anthropology, University of Vienna (Universitätsstraße 7, 1010 Wien, Seminarraum D, 4th floor)