70 film

first post in a series of post with the new films by 2015 VA students:

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Family celebrations and parties are a specialty of my family. Ever since my high school times, schoolmates and friends would grin whenever I declined a weekend getaway offer on the basis of family obligations – a common scenario, as it sometimes seems we celebrate something every second week.

Translating this party obsession within my family into anthropological terms, it can be seen as a backslash against the disintegration of the strong family ties that took place as one of the results of the modernity. For example Costa (2012) has noted that even though it seems that family members spend less time together, the number and ritualization of the special family occasions has actually been increasing. Furthermore, new rituals are being invented, “combining past experiences and gaining new forms, meanings and actors and merging tradition and modernity” (Costa 2012, 273).

The film sets out to show one of the…

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