Anachronic Chronicles: Voyages Inside/Out Asia
An inventive rewriting of the filmmakers’ home videos leaves us with the urge to open up boxes of old video cassettes.
Yu Araki, Lu Pan
Hong Kong (SAR of China)-Japan-South Korea 2021. 63min
English, Chinese, Japanese
With English subtitles
Lu Pan and Yu Araki share home video-footage of their 90s childhoods in all their funny, celebratory, awkward and banal glory. Edited together remotely during the pandemic, the two artists discuss early home video technology, the social status of this footage in different contexts (both migrated as children), and also how these images were made and circulated. Their playful yet insightful conversation stitches the chaotic footage together and gives new life to a nostalgic form of cinema.
Hyun Jin Cho
The Bang Straws
Michelle Williams Gamaker
- UK 2021. 17min
An aesthetically invigorating reworking of the casting process of Sidney Franklin’s The Good Earth (1937), a film notorious for a white actor’s racist portrayal of a Chinese character.
- Indonesia 2020. 26min
The contested history of Mount Malabar, West Java is unearthed, prompting questions about colonisation, modernity and indigenous communities’ relationship with the land and its spirits.
This short film contains flashing images.
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