Documentary film in East and South-East Asia: A webinar on current developments
Webinar arranged by the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies
Documentary film from and about societies in East and South-East Asia are receiving increasing global attention and are also circulated in local film festivals. These films offer valuable insights into historical and current social and political issues in the region. The films have the ability to engage viewers and thus promote understanding and solidarity within and between societies. In this webinar scholars and filmmakers will discuss the role and power of documentary film and provide insights into the current documentary film scene in the region.
Chontida Auikool is a Phd candidate at the Centre and has long experience of screening and writing about documentary film in South-East Asia.
Zeng Jinyan is an incoming postdoctoral fellow at the Centre. She has experience from producing documentary film, organising film screenings in Hong Kong, and has also published on Chinese filmmakers.
Lau Kek-haut is Taiwanese film director born in Malaysia whose films among other things have focused on family history and the repressed history of the Malaysian communist party.
Absent without leave (YouTube, new tab)
The Tree Remembers (Youtube, new tab)
Moderator: Marina Svensson, Professor and Director of the Centre