Reel Asian co-presents the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs NEW VOICES, NEW VISIONS, a film and workshop series on new documentary film in Tibet and Burma.
This two-campus series will feature ethnographic films by young Tibetans from within China and young Burmese filmmakers, a lecture and film on Buddhism in Burma, and a workshop on documentary film and development in Asia. Interesting similarities between Burmese and Tibetan cultures – both of which flourish in strongly Buddhist, intellectually rich yet economically poor communities living within difficult political boundaries – make this cross-cultural comparison especially compelling. The weekend will feature works of emerging and established Tibetan filmmakers, most of which have never been shown outside China, Burmese students participating in the Yangon Film School, and established Anglo-Burman filmmaker Lindsey Merrison. Films will be followed by discussions with invited Toronto filmmakers. Discussions will also focus on the special value of participatory film projects for young people living in threatened cultural groups. The event venues will be enhanced by a stunning exhibit of images by Plateau Photographers, a participatory photography project that trains minority students in western China.
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Fri Feb 18 (UTSC, LL Browne Theatre and AA-112)
Sat Feb 19 (Jackman Humanities Building, Room 100)
Sat Feb 19 (Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue (south of Bloor at St. George)
Sun Feb 20 (Munk School, Room 208N)