Accepted paper:

Life in Bubbles

Author:

Nadine Luchinger (Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion)

Paper short abstract:

Country Clubs in Argentina are gated communities where the rich people live, protected by private security firms. The opposite of those clubs are the slums on the outskirts of the cities. This film shows the country club world and the inner-struggle of those who were born into a privileged position.

Paper long abstract:

Country Clubs or 'Countries' are gated communities on the outskirts of Argentina's cities. Under the watchful eye of the private security firms hired to protect them, the clubs act as an oasis of calm for the Argentine rich. In such an environment people in the 'Countries' enjoy an apparently idyllic, safe existence surrounded by tennis courts, football fields, golf courses, polo pitches, shopping facilities and sometimes even private schools. Yet this film shows the dilemma and the inner-struggle of those who were born into a privileged position in a state that fails to provide social amenities, justice or peace for the majority of its people.

panel W401
Ethnographic film screening