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Josai International University and Film Criticism Collective

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The Japan Foundation Asia Center co-organizes a discussion event and symposium at Josai International University in part of DOCUMENTARY DREAM SHOW — YAMAGATA in Tokyo 2016.

Event detail

◆Discussion Event: Aesthetics and social criticism in East and Southeast Asian Cinema
Chris Fujiwara, film critic, author, and speaker at the monthly lecture series “What Is Contemporary Cinema?” at Athenee Francais Cultural Center.
This event provides an opportunity for everyone to share their thoughts after watching a film together. The discussion will take place in English and will be moderated by Chris Fujiwara, with various special guests also taking part. Informal language facilitation will be available for Japanese speakers.

Storytellers
Date/Time Thursday, September 22, 2016
14:00~18:00 (Doors open 13:30)
Venue Room# 3304, No.3 Building, Kioicho Campus Faculty of Media Studies, Josai International University
(2-3-20 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan) >>Access
14:00~ Screening "Storytellers"
Japan/2013/Japanese with English subtitles/blu-ray/120min
Directors: Sakai Ko, Hamaguchi Ryusuke
16:00~
18:00
Discussion
(After the discussion, there will be a gathering. We hope to continue to join it.)
Speakers Chris Fujiwara (Film critic), Teng Mangansakan (Filmmaker, Festival director, Film Critic), Ko Sakai (Filmmaker)
Language English
Admission Free
Website http://cinematrix.jp/dds2016/english.html
Organizer Cinematrix
Co-organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Faculty of Media Studies, Josai International University

◆Symposium: Film as Criticism
The Film Criticism Collective was launched at YIDFF 2015. Recently, the collective published Film Criticism Collective 1, an anthology of critical thought on East and Southeast Asian documentary cinema.
This symposium will explore political and social criticism in East and Southeast Asian films. Topics to be addressed in the symposium include formal strategies of critical practice in recent documentary and fiction films; funding and distribution for politically critical films; and the role of cinema as media criticism.

Date/Time Friday, September 23,  2016
18:30~20:30 (Doors open 18:00)
Venue Room# 3304, No.3 Building, Kioicho Campus Faculty of Media Studies, Josai International University
(2-3-20 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093, Japan) >>Access
Panelists Chris Fujiwara (Film critic), Kitakoji Takashi (Film critic), Teng Mangansakan (Filmmaker, Festival director, Film Critic), Tsutsui Takefumi (Filmmaker, Film critic)
Language English/Japanese (consecutive interpretation available)
Admission Free
Website http://cinematrix.jp/dds2016/english.html
Organizer Cinematrix
Co-organizers The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Faculty of Media Studies, Josai International University