Tribute to the Contemporary Argentine Ethnographic Cinema

3rd Athens Ethnographic Film Festival 

30th November & 1st December 2012

The third Ethnographic Film Festival of Athens will open its gates on the 30th of November at Exile Room

This year there will be four sections in the festival:

The known of the Students’ films, Panorama, and Tribute and final we introduce the section of Special Screenings where we will introduce films which are still works in progress or showcase the virtues of the ethnographic cinema, without technically belonging to the genre.

As this year’s thematic tribute, the Athens Ethnographic Festival programme decided to present some of the movies that are most representative of contemporary trends of Argentine ethnographic cinema.

In the current socioeconomic context of Greece, the images of Argentina that we receive through the media are mainly related to the country’s economic and political history, framed in terms of crisis. In this sense, this first look into local ethnographic cinema is imperative, as it allows us to broaden our perspective on Argentina’s historical and sociocultural wealth and on the discussion of contemporary trends in the production of anthropological knowledge.

The tribute to the Argentine Ethnographic Cinema examines the geographic and thematic diversity of this vast country, through the eyes of four anthropologists and filmmakers who are the leading exponents in the field of visual anthropology. Social and historical memory, time and its chronicling, indigenous peoples and endangered languages are the main focus of their documentaries, oriented towards social and political issues through local ethnographic approaches.

The anthropologists and filmmakers Konstantina Bousmpoura and Julia M. Heimann, who live and work in Buenos Aires, are the curators of the programme which includes the works of anthropologists dedicated to academic activities at Universities of Buenos Aires such as Soledad Torres Agüero, Carlos Masotta, Paulo Campano and Carmen Guarini.

The festival would like to thank the directors who shared with us their work and also the  curators who have made possible this ‘unusual’ anthropological connection between Greece and Argentina.

Finally, a big thanks to  the supporter of the festival Exile Films

For more information:

Konstantinos Aivaliotis – Nikos Sfakianakis

Tel.:   +30 210 6544917 / 6945104788


Exile Room

12 Athinas St,
3rd Floor,
Monastiraki (opposite the Metro Stop)
Tel: 210-3223395

*Admission: Free 

There will be only English subtitles in the films.

Screenings start at 17:00

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