The new season of EthnoKino starts with a focus on Asia. Get acquainted with the “nimble fingers” of vietnamese women working for big electronic companies in Hanoi and with the pupils of an “accordion class” in China.
Parsifal Reparato, Italy, 2017, 52 min., Vietnamese/e
Nimble fingers belong to the Vietnamese women who work in factories owns by some of the most popular electronic brands. Thousands of young migrant workers come from a remote village on the highlands of Northern Vietnam. Now they live in a Hanoi suburb, a district developed around one of the biggest industrial production sites in the world. The worker’s life strictly follows the rules of the great Industrial Park. Every single woman is apparently following a stereotype of tireless work and obedience to keep up with the pace of industrial production. Step by step the movie reveals the bases upon which the productive chain is built: the conditions in which the young workers are into, the tight control and the difficulties on the workplace.
EthnoKino is an ethnographic film program created by students of the Institute of Social Anthropology and hosted by Reitschulkino. We present a handpicked selection from major film festivals and invite filmmakers for Q&A. Join us for beer and films!
It is an ethnographic film program organised by students of the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern and hosted by Kino in der Reitschule. Our aim is to make aspects of ethnographic filmmaking accessible to a wider public, its topics ranging from human labour, political activism, spirit possession or gender issues.
More than just “documenting the real”, visual anthropology makes full – and sometimes experimental – use of film as a medium and uses its potential in quest of framing and experiencing manifestations of life within different cultural and political contexts around the world. We present a handpicked selection from major film festivals and invite filmmakers for Q&A.