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GSFF18 Symposium: Archives, Activism, Aesthetics DAY 2

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National Library of Scotland Moving Image Archive

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Day 2 of a two day symposium on Southeast Asian cinemas, presented by Glasgow Short Film Festival in collaboration with Southeast Asian Cinemas Research Network.

Southeast Asian filmmakers have increasingly turned to archive footage in order to explore the relationship between the colonial and Cold War past and the politics of the present day. With the participation of members of grassroots filmmaking collectives in Southeast Asia, this free symposium, open to all, will explore the links between archives, activism and aesthetics.

Day 2: New Directions - Grassroots Film Communities and Activism

09.30-09.45 Registration

09.45-10.45 Keynote
May Adadol Ingawanij (University of Westminster), ‘Aesthetics of Uncertainty: History and Artists’ Moving Image in Southeast Asia’

10.50 -12.10 Panel 1: Grassroots Film Communities and New Directions
This panel will discuss the experiences and challenges of setting up and maintaining independent film culture in Southeast Asia in the context of wider economic, industrial and political pressures.
Hafiz Rancajale (Forum Lenteng, Indonesia)
Nguyễn Trinh Thi (Hanoi DocLab)
Kavich Neang (Anti-Archive, Cambodia)

12.20-13.00 Short Film Screenings
A Million Threads, Thu Thu Shein, Myanmar, 2006, 16m
The Lacuna, Nguyễn Thị Huệ, Vietnam, 2017, 10m
Neighbour/Tetangga (Tito Imanda, Indonesia, 2017, 11m

13.00-13.50 Lunch break

13.50-15.20 Panel 2: Spaces and Temporalities of Independent and Experimental Southeast Asian Film
This panel will provide an historical overview of the development of independent film practices and networks across the region over the last 15 years, drawing together the relationships between experimental and independent film practice, activism and its relationship to the archive.
Gaik Cheng Khoo (University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus), ‘Film Activism in Southeast Asia: Regional Networking and Knowledge Exchange’
Jasmine Trice (University of California, Los Angeles), ‘Art House Screening Spaces in Manila, Philippines, 2006-2011’
Mariam Lam (University of California, Riverside), ‘Found Footage: Ecological (Re)Invention in Experimental Documentary Film’

15.30-16.45 PhD/Early Career Workshop 2: Film Communities, Activism and the State
This workshop will explore connections between filmmaking, public culture, social movements and the State in Southeast Asia.
Tito Imanda (Goldsmiths, University of London), ‘Building Grassroots Film Community with a Traditional Performance Art Group in Highland Java’
Eric Sasono (King’s College London), ‘Watchdoc: Documentary film and public culture/ politics in Indonesia’
Khong Kok Wai (University of Westminster), ‘Film Censorship in Malaysia: the Apparatus’

This event is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the University of St Andrews and has been organised in collaboration with the Association of Southeast Asian Cinemas Conference (ASEACC).

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