Entries by Elemental Productions

Review by Journal of Royal Anthropological Institute

“Resisting psychiatric labels, on on the one hand, and cultural cliches, on the other, the films explore and counterpose political, biomedical, mystical, and familial frames, illuminating without ever reducing, respecting the essential ambiguity of human behavior…What more could one ask of an ethnographic film? …beautiful and moving accounts, humane in their focus, filled with subtle […]

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Every day is a mental health day. For a limited time only, watch the Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia film series. Help share, and raise awareness about mental illness in the third world. Shadows and Illuminations The Bird Dancer Family Victim Kites and Monsters Ritual Burdens Memory of My Face

Kites and Monsters and Jathilan-AAA 2012 Conference in SF-Nov 14-18, 2012

At the AAA Conference in San Francisco, two of our films will be screened in conjunction with the Society for Visual Anthropology Film Festival: “Kites & Monsters” and “Jathilan: Trance and Possession in Java.” http://aaa.confex.com/aaa/2012/webprogrampreliminary/Session5695.html http://aaa.confex.com/aaa/2012/webprogrampreliminary/Session7816.html Come visit the Elemental Productions at the San Francisco Hilton Union Square Exhibit Hall, booth #409!

The Bird Dancer and Standing on the Edge of a Thorn-CSULA Screening – Dec 6, 2012, 6-8pm

On December 6, 2012, Dr. Robert Lemelson will be going to Cal State University Los Angeles to screen two of his documentaries–“Standing on the Edge of a Thorn” and “Bird Dancers.” Both documentaries address the intersections of gender, hum an suffering, and power in Indonesia, and will provide an excellent opportunity for discussion about mental […]

Afflictions 2011 – Third World Indie Film Festival – Screening, Sept 23, 8:15pm

OFFICIAL SELECTION Afflictions: Culture and Mental Illness in Indonesia (2011) Memory of My Face, Ritual Burdens, Kites & Monsters Third World Independent Film Festival, San Francisco, CA BUY TICKETS Sunday, 9/23, 8:15pm-9:15pm Century 20 Theaters, 1010 Great Mall Dr, Milipitas, CA 95035 http://www.thirdworldindiefilmfest.com/schedule.html

Afflictions 2011 – Cincinnati Film Festival – Sept 8, 2pm screening

OFFICIAL SELECTION Afflictions: Culture & Mental Illness in Indonesia (2011) Memory of My Face, Ritual Burdens, Kites & Monsters Cincinnati Film Festival, Cincinnati, Ohio http://www.cincinnatifilmfestival.com BUY TICKETS Saturday, 9/8, 2pm Clifton Cultural Arts Center, 3711 Clifton Avenue, Cincinnati, OH, 45220 http://www.cincinnatifilmfestival.com/2012-schedule/saturday-september-8-screenings/