Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

May 4, 2015

The Revealer: A Review of Religion & Media

Our calendar of events ends with the semester but our publication, The Revealer, carries on through the summer.

Start: May 4, 2015
End: May 4, 2015

May 1, 2015

Beyond “Asian Extremes”: A Workshop on New Cinema Practices in Southeast and East Asia

Beyond “Asian Extremes”: A Workshop on New Cinema Practices in Southeast and East Asia

Friday, May 1 – Saturday, May 
Michelson Theater
Department of Cinema Studies, NYU Tisch School of the Arts
721 Broadway, 6th Floor

Presented by the Asian Film & Media Initiative at NYU’s Department of Cinema Studies

Co-sponsored by:
The Center for Religion and Media
The New York Southeast Asia Network


(All screenings and panels are open to the public)

Friday, May 1

Image: Independencia (2009, Philippines, dir. Raya Martin)

Image: Independencia (2009, Philippines, dir. Raya Martin)

Screening: Independencia (The Philippines, 2009; dir. Raya Martin; 77 min.)
Introduced by Luke Moses (NYU)

Film description
Independencia (Philippines, 2009, 77 min), a film by acclaimed director Raya Martin, was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. Set in the Philippines during the start of the American Occupation in the early 1900s, the film revolves around three generations of a family who flees the conflict in the city and tries to survive in the jungle. The visual style of Independencia evokes the mode of filmmaking during the era and serves as a metaphor for the mythical history and identity of the Philippines.

About the filmmaker
Raya Martin, born in Manila, 1984, makes fictional features, documentaries, shorts, and installations. Some of his well-known films are How to Disappear Completely (2013),Independencia (2009), and Autohystoria (2007).  His films have been shown in numerous festivals including Cannes, the Berlinale, the Locarno International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival; a retrospective of his films has been screened in Paris, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, South Korea, Documenta (13) in Kassel, and the Museum of the Moving Image in New York.


Saturday, May 2

9:30 Welcome

Mariam Lam
 (UC Riverside)
“Minor Regionalism and Southeast Asian Cinemas”
Discussant: Jung-Bong Choi

Arnika Fuhrmann (Cornell University)
“Queer Desires and Buddhist Borrowings in Thai Independent Cinema”

Shi-Yan Chao (Columbia University)
“Performing Authorship in a Queer Time and Space”

Discussant: Angela Zito (NYU)

12:00 Break

Screening: “Sufi Bikers and Arab Saints – Work in Progress” (60 minutes)
Discussion: Aryo Danusiri (Harvard University) and Intan Paramaditha (Sarah Lawrence)

3:00 Break

Jasmine Trice (UCLA)
“The Revanchist Cinema: Crowds, Multiplexes, and Independent Film Exhibition in Metro Manila, Philippines.”

Darrell Davis (Lingnan University) & Emilie YY Yeh (Hong Kong Baptist University)
“Zimuzu, Volunteerism, and Media Industry in China”

Discussant: Zhen Zhang (NYU)

More information:

Start: May 1, 2015
End: May 2, 2015
Venue: Michelson Theater, Department of Cinema Studies
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721 Broadway, 6th Floor

April 28, 2015

REMEMBERING YAYAYI (57 min, Dirs: Pip Deveson, Ian Dunlop, Fred Myers)

Australian Aboriginal elder Marlene Nampitjinpa Spencer reflects on a remarkable history in conversation with Fred Myers, an anthropologist she has known since she was a young girl

Start: April 28, 2015 6:00 pm
End: April 28, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Cinema Studies

April 16, 2015

RECALCULATING WALL STREET RATIONALITIES: A Rethinking of Financial Risk and “Risk Culture”

Lecture by KAREN HO (Anthropology, University of Minnesota)

Start: April 16, 2015 5:00 pm
End: April 16, 2015 6:30 pm
Venue: Kimball Hall Lounge
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246 Greene Street

April 10, 2015

MAKING TIME: Discipline and Religion in America’s Prisons

A public conversation about making, rather than doing, time and the critical and often misunderstood role religion plays in geographies of confinement and discipline, as well as in the everyday practices of incarcerated people

Start: April 10, 2015 3:30 am
End: April 10, 2015 6:30 pm

April 9, 2015

DINÉ SPOTLIGHT: A Showcase of Navajo Film

A showcase celebrating the creative vision of Navajo filmmakers. Featuring screenings and discussions with acclaimed filmmakers Sydney Freeland, Larry Blackhorse Lowe, Velma Kee Craig and Nanobah Becker

Start: April 9, 2015
End: April 11, 2015

April 2, 2015


LECTURE BY ANNA L TSING (Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz)

Start: April 2, 2015 6:00 pm
End: April 2, 2015 7:30 pm
Venue: Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center
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100 Washington Square East, New York, United States

March 26, 2015

INCORPORATIONS: Capitalism and Collectivity

Lecture by MATTHEW HULL (Anthropology, University of Michigan)

Start: March 26, 2015 5:00 am
End: March 26, 2015 6:30 pm
Venue: Kimball Hall Lounge
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246 Greene Street

March 26, 2015

QUICHWA FILM SHOWCASE: Indigenous Media from the Andes and Beyond

Three days of screenings/discussions on Indigenous filmmaking in Quichwa languages, including work by Ecuador’s groundbreaking filmmaker Alberto Muenala

Start: March 26, 2015
End: March 28, 2015

March 13, 2015

ReelAbilities: NY Disabilities Film Festival @ NYU

Screening/Discussion of RIDING MY WAY BACK (2014, 29 min., Dirs: Robin Fryday, Peter Rosenbaum) and ON BEAUTY (2014, 30 min., Dir: Joanna Rudnick)

Start: March 13, 2015 2:00 am
End: March 13, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: NYU Medical Center, Alumni Hall A, 550 1st Avenue
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