Side Programme 2019

We open with a keynote lecture by Dr. Eva van Roekel, filmmaker and anthropologist at the University of Amsterdam. In her talk Filmmakers at Risk she discusses opportunities and dangers of shared documentary filmmaking in politically precarious circumstances. Based on her own research with convicted Argentine military personnel, she invites us to critically questioning collaborative filmmaking. In this year’s masterclass, Ziad Khaltoum, who is visiting ethnocineca for the second time, allows us to gain insight into his experiences and challenges as a filmmaker in the Syrian war. He demonstrates how one can create politically significant and deeply personal contemporary documentaries about war and its consequences.

In the Worldmuseum, filmmakers Giorgio Ferrero and Alexander Hick will engage in a discussion about the risks of globalisation and the capitalist growth paradigm. We explore aesthetic, narrative and cinematic approaches to discuss a globalised economy, its implications for our climate and the people affected by it. In a film talk on Dark on Dark with filmmaker Lo Thivolle and cultural and social anthropologist Ulrike Davis-Sulikowski we explore changing post-colonial borders and neo-colonial discourses through a joint reflection on the work of Jean Rouch. Finally, on the last day of the festival seven films of this year’s ethnocinecafilmworkshopAt Risk in the City will celebrate their world premiere in the presence of the workshop participants.