Amsterdam University Press

Rethinking Southeast Asian Cinema Studies

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 - 08:00

Film Department Binus University presents the 1st Academic Series with a book discussion of Southeast Asia On Screen

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The global success and prominence of award-winning Southeast Asian filmmakers and auteurs -- Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Lav Diaz, Rithy Panh, Anthony Chen, and Garin Nugroho, for examples -- has opened local and international interests to explore more about the field. However, compared to South Asia and East Asian Cinema Studies, the field of Southeast Asian Cinema studies is still overlooked by many film scholars in global film studies contexts.

It is important to note that, of course, there are scholarly works being published on the topic. The most recent one is "Southeast Asia On Screen: From Independence to Financial Crisis (1945-1998)" (Edited by Gaik Cheng Khoo, Thomas Barker, Mary Ainsley, Amsterdam University Press, 2020)

The event will discuss the book, and generally on the Southeast Asian Cinema Studies with co-editor Dr Gaik Cheng Khoo and contributors Dr. David Hanan and Patrick Campos.

The 2-hour online discussion will explore on the importance and the lack of SEA Cinema Studies, commonalities among the various national cinemas, and revisiting key points and milestones in Southeast Asia.

Register for free

The event is open to public. Free of charge. First come first served. Registration:

The event will take place on Wednesday 21st October in the following time zones:

  • 13.00 - 15.00 Western Indonesian Time (WIB)
  • 8.00 - 10.00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
  • 7.00 - 9.00 British Summer Time (BST)

Get 40% discount on the book

Get 40% book discount if you purchase from with code "SEASCREEN" (Valid until 15/11). Valid for both Hardback and eBook.

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