Moderated a discussion on Southeast Asian cinema, on 31 October 2015
Moderated by Kenneth Paul Tan, "Asian Panorama: The Fragments of Southeast Asian Cinema" was a panel discussion on the significance, usefulness, and relevance of the idea of a Southeast Asian Cinema and the different art forms that intersect with the film genre. Panelists: 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), 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), and WESLEY LEON AROOZOO (Filmmaker and Film Educator).
Fragment (2015), trailer.
FRAGMENT is an omnibus film celebrating the strength and diversity of South-East Asian independent cinema. Made up of a collage of ten stories, each story distinctively embraces the other's subjectivities through the collective sentiments of vulnerability and fortitude. The ten filmmakers are Kan Lume (Singapore), Wesley Leon Aroozoo (Singapore), Sherman Ong (Singapore/Malaysia), U-Wei Haji Saari (Malaysia), Tan Chui Mui (Malaysia), Lucky Kuswandi (Indonesia), Phan Dang Di (Vietnam), Kavich Neang (Cambodia), Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit (Thailand) and Lav Diaz (Philippines). This film is commissioned by the Asian Film Archive (AFA) for its tenth anniversary celebrations. Screened at The Projector on 30 - 31 October 2015