Anthro-film Laboratory 55

Film Screening and Discussion with PANÁKOVÁ Jaroslava

Date & Time: May 21st 2024, 15:30,
Venue: National Museum of Ethnology, 2nd Floor, Seminar room 7
Senri Expo-Park 10-1, Suita, Osaka 565-8511 Japan
※reservation is not required.

会場:国立民族学博物館2階 第7セミナー室
〒565-8511 大阪市吹田市千里万博公園10-1

Presenter: PANÁKOVÁ Jaroslava
(Senior scholar at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Visiting Research Scholar, Center for Northeast Asian Studies, Tohoku University)

Discussant: KAWASE Itsushi
(National Museum of Ethnology, Japan)

Film: Five Lives
75’, original language – Russian, with English subtitles
Direction, photography, production: Jaroslava Panáková,
Film editing: Šimon Špidla, Film score: Jonatán Pastirčák

Trailer in English:

Viktor Valerievich Mumichotkak nicknamed Mucha, Chukcha from Novoe Chaplino (Chukotka, Russia) died tragically in 2012. Someone stabbed him and cut off his fingers. When young Alle Ukuma's son was born in 2014, her mother told her: "Last night I dreamed of Mucha, he came back in your boy, we will call him Viktor". According to locals, the deceased can return to life up to five times. The film essay about life, death and a possible return prompts a generally valid question: How can one learn to accept one's finitude?
Logline: Death is the end. But I can't see it from here.

PANÁKOVÁ Jaroslava パナーコヴァ・ヤロスラヴァ

Position at the CNEAS visiting associate professor at the CNEAS, Tohoku University (4/1/-6/30/2024)
The project is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council and CNEAS, Tohoku University.

Jaroslava Panáková, a visiting associate professor at the CNEAS, Tohoku University, is a senior research fellow at the Institute of Ethnology and Social Anthropology, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Slovakia. She received her doctorate in Sociology of Culture from Saint Petersburg State University, and her MA in documentary cinema from Prague’s FAMU. She was a postdoc fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle, CNRS in Paris, and Vienna University.
Jaroslava has conducted her field research on northern peoples in Saint Petersburg and Chukotka, looking comparatively at temporary migration, indigenous tourism, and identity. Her monograph Visual Regimes of Russian Beringia (2020) [SK] focuses on various genres of visual representations and self-fashioning in the Soviet and post-Soviet Chukotka. She is now preparing a book on death and the visuality of commemoration. Her recent research interests include olfaction and ecological anthropology. She attempts to bring sensory and multimodal methodologies into studying both arctic tundra and Carpathian meadow.