Check out SAPU’s second Movie Night on Thursday, March 3rd at 19:00!

Another anthropological movie night is being held!

Welcome to the second installment of SAPU’s Movie Night! At this event, we will be watching 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. As last time, there will be snacks & drinks!

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 time we’ll watch “Passager” (2018), a collaborative documentary by visual anthropologist Arjang Omrani and Asef, a young Afghan refugee. You can watch the trailer here.

What you need to know

DATE: Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

TIME: 19:00

LOCATION: Auditorium 2 (Eilert Sundt Hus)

FILM DESCRIPTION: “Asef left his country in search of a safer living conditions. He arrived in Greece in 2016 and was moved to the refugee camps in Athens; Piraeus port and then to Eleniko. During this period, he struggles several times to cross into Western Europe. A few months later, Asef meets Arjang Omrani and after a while they decided to make a diary film about Asef’s everyday life in Greece and his attempts to flee to other countries. Asef was coached by Arjang Omrani during the film process in which he was learning about ideas of filming, montage, and storytelling. Using his own mobile phone Asef manages to collect his video diaries that lasted for the next eight months.”

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.