May 18 & 20 at the Trylon
Southeast Asian Cinema and Its Diaspora: Theory/Praxis/Politics brings together film practitioners, academics, and other stakeholders from across Southeast Asia for a series of public talks, workshops and public screenings of Southeast Asian films. This program is interdisciplinary in that it seeks to enhance collaborations across fields, methodologies, and areas of expertise. It also aims to invite participants to consider contemporary Southeast Asian cinema as a productive site that processes historical and political events, especially after many atrocities that took place in the region. The series celebrates Southeast Asian cinema and, most importantly, the people behind it for their creativity and resilience, and acknowledges their contributions to the global collective of film theory, praxis, and politics of filmmaking.
This activity is supported by an Imagine Fund Special Events Grant, an initiative of the University of Minnesota Executive Vice President and Provost, established through a generous gift from the McKnight Foundation, and facilitated by the Institute for Advanced Study.
Organized by Palita Chunsaengchan, assistant professor of Southeast Asian Cinema and media cultures at the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.