Introducing SAPU Movie Nights!

Welcome to SAPU’s Movie Nights!

SAPU presents SAPU Movie Nights, an event for students to watch documentaries and ethnographic films in an informal and laid-back setting. This is a space to hang out with friends, meet new people, and talk about the anthropological themes and topics of the movies. There will be snacks & drinks but feel free to bring your own!

Movie Night #1 will be held on Thursday, February 17

DATE: Thursday, February 17th, 2022

TIME: 19:00-22:00

LOCATION: Eilert Sundts hus Auditorium 2

The screening will start at 19:00 in Auditorium 2 and take about an hour. Afterwards there’ll be the opportunity to stay and discuss among each other (or just hang out and talk).

This week we’re watching “The Village Resists” (2019), a film about Indigenous land rights and resistance to the World Cup and Olympic Games in Brazil. Watch the trailer here.

FILM DESCRIPTION: “What happens when your ancestral land is claimed as event zone for the two biggest sport events of the planet? Ahead of the World Cup and Olympic Games in Brazil, the Indigenous community of Rio de Janeiro is facing increased pressure. The group lives right next to the sport stadium that will stage the finals of both sport events. They wish to maintain their land as an Indigenous meeting place like it has been since the early 20th century, but that does not correspond with the plans of the Brazilian authorities. From within the Indigenous settlement, the film explores how the arrival of the sport events is experienced, how the pressure rises and how the village resists.”

Know a good movie?

Have a recommendation for a film or documentary?

Feel free to tell us at the event or send an email to Olivia (oliviasc@uio.no) and we might watch it at the next movie night!

See you on Thursday!


SAPU Movie Nights are a space to hang out with friends, meet new people, and talk about the anthropological themes and topics of the movies.