SCREENING THE WORLD - Film Series 2015/16

Grassi Kino PlakatLeipzig's GRASSI Museum of Anthropology is collaborating with the Institute of Anthropology to start a new film series called ''Screening the World''. The series will be kicked off with the screening of three engaging documentary films to be shown on Tuesdays between 17 November 2015 and January. All films are in their original languages with German subtitles, and start at 7 p.m. Entry is free. Drinks are available at a cost from 6 p.m. There will be the opportunity for discussion following each screening.

GRASSI Kinosaal, GRASSI Museum for Anthropology, Johannisplatz 5, 04103 Leipzig



''Screening the World'' Features in the Grassi Kinosaal:

Tues., 17 Nov., 2015 - Im Bazar der Geschlechter | 2010 | 85 mins | Germany, Austria | Director: Sudabeh Mortezai

''A lonesome middle-aged bachelor, a divorced single mother, and a jovial young mullah are the protagonists of this intimate account of gender relations in Iran. Their stories revolve around the institution of temporary marriage, also called lust-marriage, a Shia practice that allows a man and a woman to legally marry for a fixed period of time ranging from one hour to 99 years.'' (IMDB)

Tues., 15 Dec., 2015 - Amma & Appa | 2014 | 89 mins | Germany | Directors: Franziska Schöneberger, Jayakrishnan Subramanian

''Two cultures collide through the marriage of a European woman and a young Indian man. Throughout travels and encounters between the diverse members of the two families, they discover the others' tradition and learn how to decode behaviour and emotions.'' (IMDB)

Tues., 12 Jan., 2016 - Sifinja – Die Eiserne Braut | 2009 | 70 mins | Germany | Director: Valerie Hänsch

''The English Bedford-Lorry was introduced to Sudan in the 1960s. Since then local craftsmen have modified the truck into an ideal vehicle, adequate for travelling off-road and for performing up to customers' expectations. In different places in Sudan the carpenters and blacksmiths not only create a shiny 'iron bride,' but they change the whole structure of the lorry through a highly unorthodox performance. The film follows closely the daily work, art and history of truck-mudding on the Nile. It is a fascinating way of documenting African creativity in relation to global commodities." (



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