Documentary by Anthropology doctoral student to be showcased at IFI

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 18:30
Irish Film Institute (IFI) , Temple Bar, Dublin 2

Takasera, a documentary film by Matjaz Pinter and Eva Pivac, has been selected by the Irish Film Institute for its prestigious ‘Irish Focus’ series, and will be screened at the IFI at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, 31 January 2017. Filmmaker Matjaz Pinter is a doctoral student in the Maynooth University Department of Anthropology who holds a postgraduate scholarship from the Irish Research Council. Pinter’s PhD research project in Western Nepal has a distinctive Visual Anthropology component – thus, he will be making a full length ethnographic film as well as writing a conventional doctoral dissertation.
He is currently in Nepal conducting long-term fieldwork, so the IFI screening will be introduced by his PhD supervisor, Dr Chandana Mathur, of the Maynooth Anthropology Department.  
According to notes provided by IFI’s Sunniva O’Flynn, “Takasera, a village in Western Nepal, is settled on a hill above an ancient lakebed, composed of hundreds of tightly interwoven houses, giving an appearance of a giant buzzing beehive. Surrounded by mountains and connected only by a dead-end dirt road, it leads a life of its own. To the outside world it may seem an isolated and forgotten place, but Takasera is in fact the centre of Kham Magar culture and a former Maoist stronghold that played an important role in the Maoist revolution that ended a decade ago. This gently-paced observational documentary follows the everyday life of the village”.
Details of the screening are available at