PERSPECTIVES:ASIA - Imaging the Asia Pacific: Contemporary Documentaries from the Region

PERSPECTIVES:ASIA - Imaging the Asia Pacific: Contemporary Documentaries from the Region

 The Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA), Queensland Art Gallery I Gallery of Modern Art would like to invite you to a Perspectives:Asia seminar:

 
‘Imaging the Asia Pacific: Contemporary Documentaries from the Region’.
 
 
Since its inception in 2005, ‘Perspectives: Asia’ has hosted a diverse range of speakers on various topics that look at Australia’s relationships with its Asian and Pacific neighbours. Launching the 11th year of the series, we will hear from some of the regions most respected figures in documentary filmmaking, a genre often at the forefront in communicating significant social,  political and cultural shifts.  Join Thomas Dick, Executive producer of Lon Marum and chair of this special event, and our panel of leading thinkers as they reflect on the key issues that have 
shaped the development of this genre in the region over the past decade.  
 
Featuring 
 
Marcel Meltherorong, author, poet, storyteller, playwright, producer, musician, songwriter and artist. He has been at the forefront of Vanuatu’s creative industries for over a decade and is is currently working with GOMA as co-curator of an installation for APT8 in 2015.
 
Gemma Tamock, Artistic Director of Amazon Productions.  She wrote/produced/directed a documentary called Whitewash,which was featured at the State Library of Queensland’s 2013 installation recognizing the 150 year commemoration of the arrival of South Sea islanders in Australia.
 
Chartchai Ketnust, Managing Partner, White Light Post. He is leading post-production producer, director and writer in Thailand’s independent film industry. 
 
Timothy Schultz, Creative Director, Krabi Studios.  Timothy is a well respected online Artist and VFX Supervisor. 
  
- Thursday 19 February, 6:00-7:30pm (doors open at 5:30pm)
- Cinema B, Gallery of Modern Art, Stanley Place, South Bank
Places are limited, please book early to avoid disappointment.  RSVP to Natasha Vary by Monday 16 February 2015 on telephone 07 3735 5322 or email events-gai@griffith.edu.au  

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