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Astra Film Festival 2002 - Jury

Michael Buchowski

Professor of Anthropology at the University of Poznan and at the Comparative Central European University-Viadrina in Frankfurt-Oder. Teaches Theory of anthropology, Systems of beleifs, social and cultural issues of
contemporary Central European societies. Published several articles in international journals and books, among others Reluctant Capitalists
(Berlin, 1997), The Rational Other (Poznan).

Philipe Lourdou

Professor at the Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies (DEA) course entitled: Cinéma, Audiovisuel, Culture et Société, option « Cinéma Anthropologique et Documentaire », at the Université Paris X, and a member of the Formation de Recherches Cinématographiques (Université Paris X - Nanterre) and of the Société des Africanistes (Musée de l'homme, Paris). He has published numerous articles on ethnographic and anthropologic films, and produced many films.

Cristian Niţulescu

Works as an executive producer for the News Department of the Romanian Television. Training in letters, further training in TV Management and Cultural Anthropology. Produced and directed a series of programmes on cultural anthropology topics for the Romanian Television. He is the author of books on the study of language.

Peter Crawford

Associate Professor at the Visual Anthropology Programme at the University of Tromsø, Norway and visiting senior lecturer at the Aarhus University.  He has been an active member of the board of the Nordic Anthropological Film Association (NAFA) since the late 1970s. He has written extensively on visual anthropology and ethnographic film-making, and is a former lecturer of the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology of the University of Manchester. He is co-producing a number of ethnographic films based on material recorded in 1994, 1996, and 2000, and has published numerous books on anthropology and visual anthropology .

Dumitru Olărescu

He is dean of the Faculty for Visual Arts and collaborator of the Institute for the Study of the Arts within the Academy of Sciences in the Republic of Moldova. He has written scripts and worked as a film director since 1968. He is author of over one hundred short and long films, and wrote books on the aesthetics of cinematography and film language.

Violeta Zentai

Visiting lecturer at Janus Pannonius University, Pecs and ELTE University, Budapest. Research interest in political anthropology, capitalist transformation, gender and transition, and occidentalism in Central and Eastern Europe. Publications: with Feischmidt M., Magyari-Vincze E., eds. Men and Women in East European Transition (Cluj, 1997), Ed. Politikai antropologia, (Budapest, 1997).