Panel Discussion - Poetic Justice: Personalising Politics on Screen


REFRAME presents Poetic Justice: Personalising Politics on Screen

Poetic Justice: Personalising Politics on Screen presents a series of contemporary fictional films from Southeast Asia and a panel discussion featuring the filmmakers of the works. Taking the notion of “poetic justice” as a point of departure, the session will take an interest in the intersections between fictional filmmaking and real-life political events in national histories.

Why and how do filmmakers infuse our sensitive and often subdued pasts into their own narratives? Can any balance be redressed through the avenue of fictional imaginings? What are the ethical considerations involved as a creator and what can the poetics of cinema possibly achieve through this process?

Join guests and film directors Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand), Edmund Yeo (Malaysia), Green Zeng (Singapore) and Yosep Anggi Noen (Indonesia) as we seek to traverse along the real, the hypothetical and the ideal informed by the creative decisions of the makers.

Programme Schedule

Sunday 6 August 2017
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Panel Discussion on Poetic Justice: Personalising Politics on Screen

Featured Speakers:
Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand)
Edmund Yeo (Malaysia)
Green Zeng (Singapore)
Yosep Anggi Noen (Indonesia)

Professor Adam Knee
Dean, Faculty of Fine Arts, Media and Creative Industries
LASALLE College of the Arts



An initiative by the Asian Film Archive, Reframe is a series that aims to bring together diverse audiences and the film community at large through an innovative range of programmes, encouraging dialogue and examining topics surrounding cinema and the moving image.

By asking the hard questions and re-looking at trends and issues critically, the series will construct meaningful frameworks that bring forth multi-perspective viewpoints and an increased appreciation of film and culture.

Organised by Asian Film Archive
Supported by The Arts House

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Sun Aug 6, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM SGT
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