The Society for Visual Anthropology presents the Film & Media Festival in Montréal for 2011. You can download our preliminary program below.
Download the program for the 2011 Film & Media Festival: sva2011-program
2011 SVA Film Awards
Jean Rouch Award:
Please Don’t Beat Me, Sir!
by P. Kerim Friedman and Shashwati Talukdar
Indian society calls them born criminals. They call themselves born actors. And they are fighting back - against police brutality, discrimination and history.
Best Short Film:
Tanko Bole Chhe (The Stitches Speak)
by Nina Sabnani
An animated documentary which celebrates the art and passion of Kutch artisans. Through the narrative art of appliqué and embroideries, the artisans articulate their responses to life and events as traumatic as an earthquake and as joyful as flying a kite.
Best Student Film:
Roots of Love
by Harjant Gill
Told through the stories of six different men ranging in age from fourteen to eighty-six, Roots of Love documents the changing significance of hair and the turban among Sikhs in India.
Bunong’s Birth Practices - Bunong Guu Oh
by Tommi Mendel
by Jason Burlage