Category: FilmAsia2015


A Documentary Film on the Lives of Families of Filipino Journalists in Quezon Province Who Died in Line of Duty

This study is about the lives of the families of Filipino journalists is Quezon Province who died in line of duty most especially featuring the life of the family of Bert __Fausto__ Sison. This study aimed to feature the lives of the families of Bert Sison as well as the families of the other victims


Who is Afraid of Gays and Lesbians? : Power and Politics of Queer Visibility in Kingsley Iruoegbu’s Law58

While most countries in Europe, America and Asia are taking a more critical look at their homophobic positions and granting recognition and acceptance to homosexuals, most African countries are clamping down more aggressively on the rights of gay, lesbian and bisexual peoples. Nigeria is reputed to be one of the most homophobic countries in Africa.


The Reception of the Weird Sisters in Welles’s ‘Macbeth’ and Kurosawa’s ‘Throne of Blood’

This presentation will focus on the reception of the Weird Sisters of William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (1606) as supernatural beings with power over destiny and nature in Orson Welles’s Macbeth (1948) and Akira Kurosawa’s Throne of Blood (1957). Welles’s and Kurosawa’s receptions of the witches are acts of power in themselves, for the directors decide how


Thai Film Industry’s Competitive Advantage: Comparative Study with the Korean Film Industry

This study is a qualitative research which aims to examine the status and competitive advantage of the Thai film industry, both the overall industry and each activity in the film industry__s value chain, in comparison to the Korean film industry which is the best practice in this study. It also aims to find ways to


Digitizing Local Trip: Global Connectivity of Spatial Narratives in Indonesian Web-Series

Indonesia__s local film creation has further flourished into many kinds of innovative narratives, giving them power to be autonomous and independent within Indonesia documentary/web-series industry. Popular Indonesian travel narratives emerge in an overflowing number, bringing the story of places in Indonesia within reach of global access. This paper will focus on a popular web-series Jalan


Wartime Colonial Paradise and Postwar Doom: The Uses of Place, Time, and Memory in Mikio Naruse’s ‘Floating Clouds’

Japanese director Mikio Naruse made over 89 films over the course of his career and many of them are considered classics. However, his best-known film is probably the 1995 film Floating Clouds. It is based on a novel by Showa-era novelist and prose writer Fumiko Hayashi, a writer__s whose work he frequently adapted for the


Left Behind: The Rural Children of Chinas Alternative Cinema

Against the narrative of success propagated by the Chinese government, China’s independent filmmakers have committed themselves towards articulating an alternative vision of her phenomenal transformation in recent years. One important subject is that of rural children being left behind by parents who go in search of better job prospects and lives in the city. Using


Looking through ‘Her’ Eyes: ‘Productive Look’ in Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s ‘The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain’

The aim of this paper is to unravel further what the film The Fabulous Destiny of Amelie Poulain (Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amelie Poulain -Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2001) is saying about critical seeing and vision. Presenting a discussion of the film by depending on the concepts of “gaze”, “look”, “screen” and “productive look” by Kaja Silverman, this


Memory Devices: Reflections about the Animated Documentary Films

Documentary films have an impact on the construction of historical memory. As cultural devices aren__t neutral means to reach ends and goals; are extremely varied and are keys to foster massive and reciprocal knowledge between societies in this increasingly global and technology-mediated world. To create a documentary artwork that has an effect on the community,


Visions of Postwar Fascism

For Japan, 1960s were a troubled decade, kept between modernization and national identity. Intellectuals as well as Japanese __Nouvelle Vague____s filmmakers led many protest movements related to a shattered Japanese identity. Some like Wakamatsu K√¥ji were motivated by revolt while others like √_e Kenzabur√¥ advocated for remembering in a way to peace. In 1960__s (censored) novel,


New Media/New Films: Smartphones and Evocative Documentary Practices

Smartphones are part of a convergence culture which is reconfiguring our relationship with media and arguably shifting our understanding of documentary practices. Smartphones may now be understood as powerful enablers that provide users with the tools and resources necessary to capture and share mediated traces of personal experience and the people and places that form


Communication of Anti-Violence and Anti-Vengeance Themes in Revenge Films

Narrative film is potentially a powerful means to reflect, reinforce or alter attitudes within society. In Asia, popular martial arts films frequently depict acts of violent vengeance as arising from a sense of duty, honour, or justice. As for the West, Simkin (2006) points out that while many revenge films of the 1970s and of