Institut für Sozialanthropologie



Season #9 IN:VISIBLE

How to remain hidden behind or below, unheard in plain sight? How (not) to be seen? The politics of in:visibility are multi-folded for where there is a house front, there may just as well be an abyss in the backyard and from underneath where there was seemingly nothing a mushroom may unexpectedly grow. Mechanical lenses from above are watching too and the human ability to hear does not necessarily entail conscious listening. Ethnography is about paying close attention to perception, it is about the “arts of noticing” and we invite you to take up this challenge with EthnoKino.


IN:VISIBLE – our ninth season of ethnographic and documentary films has started. Next up:

Do 30.09.2021, 20:00: Alla Bua (Zoë Beer, CH/IT 2021) + To Love and Live in the Times of Corona (Kateřina Čalounová, Pandurang Sagbhor & Nimal Bourloud, CH/India/Czech Republic 2020)

Do 21.10.2021, 19:00: Writing with Fire (Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh, India 2021)

Do 11.11.2021, 20:00: Yerevan for the Time Being (Lea Fröhlicher, CH/Armenia 2021)

Do 25.11.2021, 19:00: The Mushroom Speaks (Marion Neumann, CH 2021)

Do 09.12.2021: 20:00: All Light, Everywhere (Theo Anthony, USA 2021)


As always: Kino in der Reitschule (Neubrückstrasse 8), Discussion with the filmmakers after the screening, english-friendly, entrance free (Kollekte), the cinema is accessible by wheelchair. Season Program in PDF: HERE





EthnoKino is an ethnographic and documentary film program & festival, run by a collective of students, filmmakers and Bern-based anthropologist. Established in 2017 at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern we have since curated a regular program with over 60 screenings with Q&A's and other film related events in our home cinema Kino der Reitschule.

VISIBILITY: This season is made possible by SUB - Studierendenschaft der Universität Bern, WBK - Walter Benjamin Kolleg Universität Bern and the voluntary committment of Mirjam Balid, Zoë Beer, Nimal Bourloud, Jasmine Mattmüller, Thea Masero, Stephy Moozhiyil, Hannah Schaad, Livia Schambron, Valentina Shasivari, Salome Streit and Laura Villalba. Poster Design by Fabian Corpataux.