‘PRILEPSKITE MECKARI’ AT ESTONIA FILM FESTIVAL
Ethnologist Sonja Rizoska-Jovanoska from the Institute on Old Slavic Culture will present her film “Prilepskite Meckari” (Prilep Bear Keepers) at festival on visual art in city Tartu, Estonia, which began on March 26. The film received the best foreign film award at the international festival of ethnological film in Belgrade in 2006, as well as the special recognition for contribution in development of ethnological film. The author will also have the opportunity to speak before festival participants at workshop on topic “Interdisciplinary Approach in Visual Anthropology”.
Sonja Rizoska-Jovanoska took with her in Estonia two masks made by Branko Metlarot, one of the Prilep “bear keepers”, who believe they are the town’s protectors and annually go at Day of Forgiveness through Prilep streets, visiting the homes of butchers.
Film “Prilepskite Meckari” has been invited to take part at festivals of ethnological films in Budapest (Hungary), Trento (Italy), and Manchester (Great Britain).
MD: Well done, now on the way receive some more prizes!