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Asian Panorama: The Fragments of Southeast Asian Cinema

Presented under the Asian Film Archive’s REFRAME series
Description
The first decade of the 2000s saw a surge of independent cinema in Southeast Asia. With this came the increasing international attention and capitalisation of the notion of Southeast Asian Cinema and its accompanying issues. These issues run the gamut from the socio-political, cultural, historical and economics (in production, distribution, exhibition) related to the film industry and explored by artists.

Asian Panorama: The Fragments of Southeast Asian Cinema is interested to discuss the significance, usefulness, and relevance of the idea of a Southeast Asian Cinema and the different art forms that intersect with the film genre. Some key discussion points on the impact of the growing development of a Southeast Asian identity are:
    • how has it shaped the perspectives of audiences and the response of filmmakers?
    • has it unified or increased tensions amongst and within Southeast Asian countries given the subjectivities of different national experiences?
    • how does it affect the concept of identity (national, personal, gender, class, ethnicity)?
    • what is the impact on the “independence” of the independent cinema industry?
    • is the construct of a Southeast Asian identity relevant to filmmakers?
The varied experience and backgrounds of the participating panellists, including filmmakers, programmers, curators, archivists, researchers and distributors, promises an interesting and robust dialogue exchange on the defining matters affecting what constitutes as Southeast Asian Cinema.

Panellists:
KONG RITHDEE | Film Critic and Filmmaker
NICK DEOCAMPO | Film Academic, Historian and Filmmaker
OTTY WIDASARI | Artist and Filmmaker
SAM I-SHAN | Curator
KAREN CHAN | Executive Director of Asian Film Archive
HO JIA JIAN | Co-founder of Viddsee
KAN LUME | Filmmaker
KAVICH NEANG | Filmmaker
LUCKY KUSWANDI | Filmmaker
NAWAPOL THAMRONGRATTANARIT | Filmmaker
PHAN DANG DI | Filmmaker and Film Educator
SHERMAN ONG | Artist and Filmmaker
TAN CHUI MUI | Filmmaker and Film Curator
U-WEI HAJI SAARI | Filmmaker
WESLEY LEON AROOZOO | Filmmaker and Film Educator

Moderated by:
A/P KENNETH PAUL TAN
Vice Dean at the National University of Singapore's (NUS) Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

This programme is presented under the Asian Film Archive’s REFRAME series.


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Sat Oct 31, 2015
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM SGT
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Asian Film Archive
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