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Filmscreeening «Chanthaly»


by Mattie Do

Laos 2012, ’98 minutes

followed by a discussion

A sickly young woman is visited by visions of her dead mother. Desperately, she tries to find out if the symptoms are simply side effects of her daily medication, or if her mother actually reaches for her from the afterlife ...

"Chanthaly" is considered the first Laotian horror film and caused a sensation at several film festivals. It throws light on generational conflicts in present-day Laos and the uncanny presence of various ghost beings in Lao everyday religiosity. From the ethnological perspective, the ensuing podium discussion will focus on the tensions between tradition and modernity in Laotian society as well as the special role of ghost faith. Patrice Ladwig (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Multiethnic Societies, Göttingen), Michael Kleinod (Institute of Social Anthropology, University of Bonn), Oliver Tappe (Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne).


Tuesday, January 16 2018; 6 pm
Free entry.


Kino • Konzerte • Kultur
Mauritiussteinweg 102
50676 Köln


Stop: Mauritiuskirche 
KVB-Line: 9 (stop directley in front of Turistarama)

Stop: Neumarkt (ca. 5 minutes walking distance)
KVB-Line: 1, 3, 4, 7, 9, 16, 18, 136, 146 

Organized by:
Prof. Michaela Pelican
Dr. Oliver Tappe

Caterina Reinker

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