Round table

Continuous recording and presentation of reality in an environment marked by the technological configurations of mass media and already globalized institutions of social networks have become pivotal in the distribution of information, art, entertainment, images and the symbols of cultures. Their relations to ethnological film suggest that the democratization of the right to an auteur (re)construction of a living cultural environment, underpinned by a rapid technological progress, has led to the redundancy of themes and expressions, but also to the gradual disappearance of the positive corrections regarding the duration and the significance of the presented subject-matter. Narratives are becoming autonomous results, whereas the unhindered flow of images and sound turns into the primary goal devoid of discursive attitudes or a reference to the culture contextualized by means of cinematic laws.