The 2019 AAS Annual Conference Film Expo takes place over the course of 3 days during the conference at the Sheraton Denver Hotel in Governor's Square 17, Plaza Building.
For many years AAS has included film screenings at the annual conference, however in 2011, a more formal Film Expo was established in partnership with Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS), an engagement program of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Through a formal Call for Films, the final selections are curated by AEMS and presented at the Annual Conference.
Documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia are projected in a dedicated screening room with a schedule running from Thursday through Saturday. An “on demand” screening area allows additional viewing opportunities for attendees who miss scheduled screening times.
VIEW THE ONLINE SCREENING SCHEDULE AT THE CONFERENCE WEBSITE
In addition to this listing, a seperate films screening booklet is available on-site at the conference.
The Films Expo is open to the public and does not require conference registration.
Film Screening information:
Please note the film titles below are listed in order of presentation, and include duration, Q&A included, and country featured. For more information, view the online schedule here and click on film title for description.
Thursday, March 21 12:30pm - 9:45pm
12:30pm Driving with Selvi (52 min, Q&A, India)
1:30pm Remittance (90 min, Q&A, Philippines & Singapore)
3:10pm Our Land is the Sea (26 min, Q&A, Indonesia)
3:45pm China, One Million Artists (53 min, China)
4:50pm Over The Sky (41 min, Q&A, Japan)
5:45pm – BREAK –
7:30pm Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue (120 min, Q&A, Japan, USA, Korea)
9:45pm – END SCREENINGS –
Friday, March 22 8:30am - 9:35pm
8:30am Purdah (71 min, India)
9:50am Lovesick (74 min, Q&A, India & US)
11:15am LGBTQ Shorts from Southeast Asia (58 min, Q&A, Philippines & Indonesia)
12:30pm Ghost Tape #10 (28 min, Q&A, Vietnam)
1:10pm Mother, Daughter, Sister (29 min, Q&A, Burma (Myanmar)
1:50pm Drokpa: Nomads of Tibet (57 min, Q&A, Tibet)
3:00pm Noh Men: The Spirit of Noh (46 min, Q&A, Japan)
3:55pm Shunga and the Japanese (87 min, Q&A, Japan)
5:35pm – BREAK –
7:45pm Matangi / Maya / M.I.A. (100 min, Sri Lanka, India, UK & US)
9:35pm – END SCREENINGS –
Saturday, March 23 8:30am - 7:00pm
8:30am One Dollar Series (66 min, Q&A, Cambodia)
9:45am Taapar (Scorched) (23 min, Q&A, India)
10:20am Plastic China (82 min, Q&A, China)
11:55am Jamilia (84 min, Kyrgyzstan)
1:30pm Playing Frisbee in North Korea (86 min, Q&A, North Korea)
3:10pm Great Walls (28 min, Q&A, China, US & Germany)
3:50pm Day of the Western Sunrise (75 min, Japan)
5:15pm Tarinae (93 min, Q&A, Japan)
7:00pm – END SCREENINGS –
Main Screenings: Governor's Square 17, Plaza Building
On-demand: Governor's Square 9, Plaza Building
AAS 2019 FILM EXPO REVIEWERS
Curator: Jason Finkelman, Director, Global Arts Performance Initiatives; Event Programming, Asian Educational Media Service
Tim Liao, Professor of Sociology and Professor of Statistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Director, Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies.
Mara L. Thacker, Assistant Professor, South Asian Studies Librarian; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Global Popular Culture Librarian, International and Area Studies Library
Matthew S. Winters, Associate Professor and Associate Head for Graduate Programs, Department of Political Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Jessica Vantine Birkenholtz, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Angela S. Williams, PhD, Associate Director, Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign