Free Screenings All Day at Concordia
Ethnographic Film Festival Screens Films and Hosts Guest Speakers
The culture and traditions of unique communities is on display during the the International Ethnographic Film Festival of Quebec, which is on until Sunday, March 17. FIFEQ describes their work as a kind of “visual anthropology.”
Founded in 2003 after a conference on visual anthropology, FIFEQ has since brought together students from Université de Montréal, Concordia University, McGill University and Université de Laval.
The festival reflects on the debates and ethical issues that surround the way visual media is used to study cultures and societies.
FIFEQ’s mission is to showcase these films while making them widespread, accessible and free to everyone.
“This year, involvement is going to be big,” said Léa Marinova, the coordinator of theConcordia University committee. “The university was not very involved last year — it had a small team. There are many beautiful and important films [being screened this year] so the Concordia day is longer.”
Marinova’s favourite movie is Jeans and Marto , a film in the Migrations block about a young man from a remote village in Ethiopia who wants to study in university against the will of his family and village.
Sunday is the last day of FIFEQ and the screenings. Each block will be followed by a discussion with guest speakers.
Schedule March 17
1:10 p.m. Block 1: Traditional Ethnography
3:15 p.m. Block 2: Experimental Approaches to Ethnographic Film
5:30 p.m. Block 3: Migrations
7:15 p.m. Block 4: Rural Life
FIFEQ screenings in H-110 / March 17 all day / free
Closing Party at Kafeïn (1429A Bishop St.) / March 17 at 9:30 p.m