Colloque « Cinémas d’insurrection » à l’INHA et Séance de Projection du film WAKE (SUBIC) au Centre Pompidou – du 22 au 24 février 2017
Expériences et images singulières en situation de conflits et post-conflits
We are inviting submissions for ‘Reframing the Archive: The Reuse of Film and Photographic Images in Postcolonial Southeast Asia’, 22-23 June 2017, SOAS University, London.
Deadline for abstracts: 17th February 2017
In recent years, the decision to engage with colonial and postcolonial archives has become increasingly commonplace within Southeast Asian film, photography and visual culture. Whilst this renewed interest in archival materials has resulted in an increased awareness of the complexities of lens-based media, it has also allowed practitioners to challenge both the dominant narratives of colonialism and their neo- and postcolonial legacies. In the case of Cambodia and its diasporas, this archival impulse – and its accompanying modes of (re-) appropriation – is exemplified by films such as Rithy Panh’s La France est notre patrie [‘France is our Homeland’] and Davy Chou’s Golden Slumbers. Whereas the former offers an insight into the hypocrisies of French colonial rule, the latter takes its lead from the development of twentieth century Cambodian cinema. Yet despite differing in their aims and emphases, these projects share a number of common characteristics – namely, a desire to foreground the importance of preserving and revisiting archival materials: two imperatives which have acquired a particular significance in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Taking its lead from these recent developments, this symposium will explore the ways in which colonial and postcolonial film and photographic archives have been rearticulated within a range of Southeast Asian political and aesthetic contexts. How have artists and filmmakers sought to subvert existing power relations through the use of colonial images? To what extent have archival materials and technologies allowed for an investigation into the emancipatory potential of the lens? How have these techniques been utilised by diasporic populations? Though preference will be given to submissions which focus on Southeast Asia, we also welcome papers that draw comparisons with other postcolonial contexts. Possible lines of enquiry include:
The symposium will be accompanied by screenings of two feature-length films by Cambodian filmmakers and a series of short films by emerging filmmakers from Southeast Asia. This programme, we believe, will provide a further opportunity to address the themes raised by the symposium.
The conference and screening programme are organised by Dr Joanna Wolfarth, Dr Fiona Allen, and Annie Jael Kwan, independent curator, The Asia Projector.
To submit a paper, please send paper titles, abstracts of c. 500 words and a 2-page CV to reframingthearchive@gmail.
Further information: https://www.soas.ac.uk/cseas/events/22jun2017-reframing-the-archive-the-reuse-of-film-and-photographic-images-in-postcolonial-southeast-.html
Submissions are possible throughout 2017
Leiden University. Lipsius building, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden
Framing Asia will be a monthly film screening during the Leiden Asia Year, organised by KITLV (Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean), IIAS (International Institute for Asian Studies) and the department CA-DS (Cultural Anthropology and Development Sociology) of University Leiden.
Filmmakers, both students and professionals, are encouraged to submit. Please send an email with the title, a description (max. 300 words), a still and a link with the trailer to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
From February onward, the screenings are planned to be held at Leiden University. Our program for the coming sessions will be distributed at the end of this month. Feel free to join us!
The first screening of Framing Asia will be held on Tuesday February 7. Our first meeting will focus on Transgender issues in Indonesia.
Un panorama du cinéma de Singapour en une trentaine de longs métrages, du cinéma des studios implantés à Singapour dans les années 1950 à la Nouvelle Vague contemporaine.
Film philippin de Brillante M. Mendoza avec Isabelle Huppert, Ronnie Lazaro, Raymond Bagatsing (2h02).
Thérèse Bourgoine est une citoyenne française qui travaille comme humanitaire bénévole pour une ONG sur l’île de Palawan aux Philippines. Alors qu’elle apporte des provisions au siège de l’ONG à Puerto Princesa en compagnie d’une autre bénévole philippine, les deux femmes sont kidnappées avec une vingtaine d’autres touristes étrangers par le groupe Abu Sayyaf, des musulmans terroristes qui se battent pour l’indépendance de l’île de Mindanao… (suite…)
Oncle Boonmee (celui qui se souvient de ses vies antérieures)
de Apichatpong Weerasethakul.
Film français, britannique, espagnol, thaïlandais, allemand, 1h53, 2010.
Palme d’or Festival de Cannes 2010 (suite…)