Documentary Film, Regional, Theoretical and Political Parameters

Documentary Film, Regional, Theoretical and Political Parameters
Academy of Film
School of Communication
Hong Kong Baptist University
Date: 25 -27 June 2018 (Mon-Wed)
Conference Venue: CVA1022, Communication and Visual Arts Building, HKBU, 5 Hereford Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.

Screening Venue: CVA104

June 25 (Mon)

Panel 1: HK Documentary Film       1010-1250pm

Chair: Dr. Lo Wai Luk (HKBU)

  1. Ms. Angelina Chen (Filmmaker)

  2. Ms. Tammy Cheung (Independent Filmmaker)

  3. Ms. Lo Yan Wai Connie (Documentary Film Director)
    Title: “How Patriotism Drives the 67 Riots?”

4.  Dr. Kenny Ng (HKBU)
Title: “In the Mood for Change: Chan Tze-woon’s Mockumentary and Documentary (Yellowing) of the 2014 Umbrella Movement”

5.   Dr. Winnie Yee (The University of HK)
Title: “In Search of the Disappearing Rhymes: Topographical Writings In Three HK Documentary Films”

Panel 2: East Asian Documentary Film        230-510pm

Chair: Dr. Choi Jung Bong (HKBU)

  1. Dr. P. Kerim Friedman (National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan)
    Title: “Chronotopes of Indigeneity In Taiwanese Documentary Film Since the Nineties”

  2. Dr. Kim Jihoon (Chung-ang University, South Korea)
    Title: “Post-vérité Turns: Korean Independent Documentary in the 21st Century

  3. Dr. Ma Ran (Nagoya University, Japan)
    Title: “Home-coming Myanmar: Midi Z (Zhao Deyin)’s Migration Machine and Precarious Filmmaking”

  4. Prof. Markus Nornes (University of Michigan, USA)
    Title: “Shooting in the Grey Zone: the Upside of Ethical Risk”

  5. Prof. Akiyama Tamako (Rikkyo University, Japan)
    Title: “Cultural Asylum: The Invisible Fortress of Chinese Independent Documentary”

Screening: “Raise the Umbrellas” – Dr. Evans Chan    530-8pm

June 26 (Tue)

Panel 3: Documentary Film in China       930-1210pm

Chair: Dr. Kenny Ng (HKBU)

  1. Dr. Chao Shi Yan (HKBU)
    Title: “Chinese Queer Documentaries and Lalas with DV Cameras”

  2. Dr. Gao Qian (Transylvania University, USA)
    Title: “The Weaving City – The Story of My Town

  3. Dr. Xu Yaping Apple (China University of Political Science and Law, China)
    Title: “The Documentary Editing Room of Shanghai Television Station and its Oral History Production on the Trauma of War”

  4. Dr. Jessica Yeung (HKBU)
    Title: “Environmental Awareness in Chinese Documentaries”

  5. Dr. Zhang Zhen (New York University, USA)
    Title: “The Intimate Camera in Chinese Independent Documentary”

Panel 4: Documentary Film and the protest movements    2-440pm

Chair: Dr. Chao Shi Yan (HKBU)

  1. Dr. Evans Chan (Critic and Filmmaker)
    Title: “The Umbrella Movement and Martin Luther King – a filmmaker’s reflection”

  2. Ms. Bonnie Chiu (HKBU)

  3. Prof. Gina Marchetti (The University of HK)
    Title: “Documenting Sexual Citizenship in the HKSAR: Evans Chan’s RAISE THE UMBRELLAS (2016)”

  4. Prof. Carlos Rojas (Duke University, USA)
    Title: “Documentary Protest”

  5. Dr. Judith Pernin (French School of Asian Studies, EFEO)
    Title: “Documentary, Politics and the Aesthetics of Protest in Taiwan and HK from the 1990s onwards”

Screening: “Vanished Archives” – Lo Yan Wai Connie     530-830pm

June 27 (Wed)

Panel 5: Colonial Documentary Film       930-1210pm

Chair: Prof. Ian Aitken (HKBU)

  1. Prof. Tim Barnard (National University of Singapore)
    Title: “Shooting Singapore: Stock Footage of a Colonial City in Popular Films of the 1950s and 1960s”

  2. Prof. Peter Bloom (University of California Santa Barbara, USA)
    Title: “Colonial documentary Film Narrating the Malayan Emergency: Ventriloquizing Subjectivity in British Colonial Film and Radio”

  3. Dr. Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (University of Cambridge, UK)
    Title: “Legacies of exotic out takes: documentary visual rhetoric ‘made in Hong Kong’”

  4. Dr. Sandeep Ray (Singapore University of Technology and Design)
    Title: “Early Cinematic Visualization of Umma: A 1928 film on the Hajj”

  5. Dr. Tom Rice (University of St. Andrews, Scotland)
    Title: “How to Make Films the Englishmean’s Way” : Film Schools across the British Empire

Panel 6: Theoretical issues: phenomenology and film   2-415pm

Chair: Dr. Dorothy Lau (HKBU)

  1. Dr. Jenny Chamarette (Queen Mary University of London, UK)
    Title: “Autonomy versus interdependence: Complex embodiment in Planet of Snail (Seung-Jun Yi, 2012) and The Grown-Ups (Maite Alberdi, 2016)

  2. Dr. Tiago de Luca (University of Warwick, UK)
    Title: “Homo Sapiens (2016): An Imaginary Documentary

  3. Dr. Steven Eastwood (Queen Mary University of London, UK)

  4. Dr. Cecilia Mello (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
    Title: “Observantional realism and long duration in Wang Bing’s Crude Oil

  5. Dr. Richard Ruston (Lancaster University, UK)
    Title: “Reality Fictions and Filmic Reality: Recent Films” by Frederick Wiseman

“Island” – Dr. Steven Eastwood         530-8pm

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