MEMORY! Film Festival 2017 – Censorship & Film Conference: A Southeast Asian perspective

MEMORY! Film Festival 2017 – Censorship & Film Conference: A Southeast Asian perspective

On 4-5 November 2017, one of Lenteng Forum members, Manshur Zikri (film critic and curator) attended a conference entitled Censorship & Film Conference: A Southeast Asian Perspective in Yangon, Myanmar, which was organized as part of MEMORY! International Film Heritage Festival 2017. The festival’s conference brought together some journalists, filmmakers, critics and academics to become speakers at a number of panels focusing on general topics, Censorship and Banned Films, to explore how the issue is discussed in the context of cinema and media both in the past and present, and within different geopolitical contexts.

Manshur Zikri presented his paper entitled “Indonesian Censorship in the 1980s” in Panel 2: Censorship and Southeast Asian Filmmaking. The panel was chaired and moderated by Dr. Paul D. Grant (Professor of Film Studies at University of San Carlos, Philippines). The other panelists in this panel were Ma Shin Daewe (filmmaker, Yangon Film School, Myanmar), Patrick Campos (critic and Assistant Professor of the University of the Philippines, Philippines), Dr. Saw Tiong Guan (filmmaker and Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, Malaysia), and Tan Pin Pin (filmmaker and producer from Singapore).

Year
2017

Yangon, Myanmar