EASA2020 logo16th EASA Biennial Conference
New anthropological horizons in and beyond Europe
21-24 July 2020 in Lisbon
ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon and ICS-Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon

EASA2020 Lisboa - Film programme

The call for films received 225 films – totalling 136 hours – from literally every part of the world, with different formats, genres, productions and intentions. We selected 22 films (fitting into the 16.5hrs available) which gives a comprehensive representation in terms of geographies, topics and ethnographic approaches, but also modes of production, cinematographies, formats, and technologies. Film in anthropology is now a well-established practice inside and outside academia; nevertheless, there is still a long and ongoing process of recognition that must involve all of us who ‘care’ about (audio)visual forms of representation. This film programme intends to be more than a ‘simple’ screening moment. It also wishes to offer a time-space to discuss the (audio)visual in anthropology, the place and role of film in this discipline, thus encouraging a wide-open debate that concerns epistemology and anthropology’s convergence with art. The presence of the filmmakers in the sessions is crucial to achieve this goal, as it will allow fruitful discussions on the use of film and filmmaking practices in the context of an academic event. We count on everyone – filmmakers, conference delegates, students and the general public – to make this a memorable moment.

Join us on this celebration, through film and anthropology, of the "new anthropological horizons" that lie there, just a screen away, beyond the limits of our everyday lives.

EASA2020 Film Programme

Film programme convenors

Amaya Sumpsi, anthropologist, CRIA/FCSH-NOVA
Catarina Alves Costa, anthropologist, FCSH-NOVA / CRIA
Humberto Martins, anthropologist, UTAD / CRIA-UM
Inês Ponte, anthropologist, ICS-ULisboa
Rodrigo Lacerda, anthropologist, CRIA NOVA FCSH/UC
Sofia Sampaio, researcher in cinema and anthropology, CRIA-IUL

The secretariat of the EASA film programme can be contacted on filmeasa2020@gmail.com.

APA logoCRIA logoThis Call for Films is a collaborative effort of European Association of Social Anthropology (EASA), Associação Portuguesa de Antropologia (APA) and Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia (CRIA).