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Ethnographic Museum

Donnerstagskino – Thursday Cinema

On the first Thursday of every month, the lecture hall of the Ethnological Museum is transformed into a small cinema.

Various documentaries and feature films are shown that otherwise rarely flutter across Zurich's screens. Under the title "Ethnological Topics of the Time" ("Ethnologische Themen der Zeit"), we offer insights into distant and close everyday life and tell stories of other life worlds and realities.

The films will be introduced briefly. Admission is free; reservations are usually not necessary.

Upcoming events

Topic in spring semester 2024: «Gender, Care, Reproduction»

Thursday, 7 March 2024, 7 pm,«Anthropologie & Feminismus». Two short films and discussion; Languages: German and Swiss German.

Thursday, 11 April 2024, 7 pm, «Motherland». Film by Ramona S. Diaz, USA/Philippines, 2017, 94'; Languages: Tagalog, Spanish; English subtitles.

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 7 pm, «Nature, Witchcraft and Science». Artistic short films and discussion; with multimedia artists Lourenço Soares and Paulo Wirz; Language: English.

Thursday, 6 June 2024, 7 pm, «Carmen: No Fear of Freedom». Film by Irene Baqué, 2023, 30'; Language: Spanish; English subtitles. A short film about the Roma feminist movement in Cartagena, Spain, followed by a panel discussion; guest: the president of the Asociación de Gitanas Feministas por la Diversidad.

Extra: Thursday, 20 June 2024, 7 pm, «Prisoners of Fate». Film by Mehdi Sahebi, 2023, 100'; Languages: German, Swiss German and Farsi; German and French subtitles.

Download (PDF, 143 KB) the overview of the semester programme

July & August: Summer break

You can find our complete current programme of events in our calendar.

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