Author Archives: Sjón Team

This year has been strange, to say the least. Tragic and transformative, yes. But also illuminating about all the connections between our actions and their consequences on the world (both human and not). As anthropologists, we have been observing the dramatic changes around the world. As festival organisers, we’ve been waiting and holding our breath, as all major festival events around the world were cancelled, postponed or turned digital. With all the uncertainties of the moment, we have made the humbling decision to postpone our 2020 event (originally planned for November) to Spring 2021. We are still in the process of finalising details with our venues and partners, so the exact dates for the event will be announced as soon as possible. Why not make a digital Sjón 2020? While we are all big fans of binge-watching online, we believe our events are more than simple screening spaces. We strive…

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The Sjón team is looking for mates for the production of our 2020 edition.

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In addition to our ethnographic screenings, we also devote a great deal of our festival program to guests that can engage our audiences in more direct ways. Anthropologists, performers and artists come together to create interactive performances and workshops that trigger the senses and extend the scope of anthropology beyond the walls of academia. Here are some of our wonderful collaborators who will be joining on March 8 – 10, 2019 (in order of appearance):

As a festival kick-off, we are hosting a screening at Amazônia Cocktails and Kitchen on February 23rd, at 5pm. The screening space is limited to 50 seats, so come early. You can also reserve a seat (and table) by sending a message to or calling (+45) 42 70 48 46. More info on the FB event. The smallest indigenous reserve in Brazil suffers from its proximity to the Juruá (non-indigenous people). A village within the city of São Paulo. 800 Guaranis, live or survive, with their culture, their language and traditions, the contradictions of the urban, peripheral world. Once their lands are demarcated in 2016 and in 2017, for the first time in the history of Brazil, a land clearing process takes place. With strong reactions from the Guarani youth, guided by the spirit of Nanhderu (Guarani’s God), they begin to organize to fight for their rights.

He left Denmark for Fidel, and stayed in Cuba for his daughter. A portrait documentary about a Danish man living in Cuba. The film is about feeling at home, or not. About Danishness and the Cuban spirit. About having hopes for your daughter, and for a better society. Come for a heartwarming screening of Susanne Højlund’s anthropological documentary, and stay for a Q&A in the presence of the director together with Henrik, the film’s main character (who is shortly visiting Denmark). A collaboration screening between The Lighthouse, Sjón Anthropological Film Festival, and Aarhus University.

We’re so excited to be partnering up with Everyday and taking over their CPH:DOX 2018 Living Room for ONE hour this Saturday night! The plan for this penultimate evening in the Living Room is to run a workshop-based speedy-intro to visual anthropology, between 20-21, so be sure to drop by as:☉ we will be sharing a brief introduction to the field of visual anthropology, ☉ organizing a couple ethnographic exercises around the mighty Kunsthal Charlottenborg!☉ and finally, closing off with a circle of reflections. All you need is your smartphone and your curious eyes & ears! 👀👂☎️ A collaboration between Everyday, Sjón Anthropological Film Festival, and Kunsthal Charlottenborg.