Accepted paper:

Morokapel's Feast. The story of a Kara hunting ritual

Author:

Felix Girke (HTWG Konstanz)

Paper short abstract:

This film follows the events triggered by a young man's killing of a leopard with a self-made trap in Kara, Southern Ethiopia. Anthropologist Felix Girke and film-maker Steffen Köhn follow the protagonists as a social drama slowly emerges: during the feast which celebrates the hunter's achievement, a challenge as to the ownership of the precious hide is issued. The events of the film reveal how ritual rules are strategically manipulated and contested for not entirely evident reasons The award-winning "Morokapel's Feast" has been screened at over a dozen festivals in Europe and beyond. 26' film

Paper long abstract:

This film follows the events triggered by a young man's killing of a leopard with a self-made trap in Kara, Southern Ethiopia. Anthropologist Felix Girke and film-maker Steffen Köhn follow the protagonists as a social drama slowly emerges: during the feast which celebrates the hunter's achievement, a challenge as to the ownership of the precious hide is issued. The events of the film reveal how ritual rules are strategically manipulated and contested for not entirely evident reasons

The award-winning "Morokapel's Feast" has been screened at over a dozen festivals in Europe and beyond.

26 film

panel P43
Film programme