As part of Reframe: Fatal & Fallen, curators Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee and Jade Barget, (of interdisciplinary platform XING) will be in discussion with four thinkers to share their knowledge about the East Asian region’s three decades of socio-political context, when years of post-war depression, struggling dictatorship, foreign military rule, Cold War and rapid industrialisation sought outlets in extreme cinematic imagery. Together they will ask: Against the region’s historical context, what socio-political knowledge arises from these films? How might we mediate the ambivalence of the dissenting and hypersexualised woman as portrayed in the space of East Asian exploitation films?
The discussion will stream live online via AFA’s Facebook and Youtube channels on Thursday, 16 September 2021 at 7pm (GMT+8).
Get tickets and view the whole Reframe: Fatal & Fallen programme here. Playing at Oldham Theatre from 10 September – 3 October 2021
Dr. Wafa Ghermani
Deputy of the Film Collection Promotion Department
La Cinémathèque française.
Wafa Ghermani holds a PhD in Taiwanese Film Studies from La Sorbonne Nouvelle and currently works at La Cinémathèque française (Paris, France) where she curated the retrospective Le cinéma de (mauvais) genre taiwanais.
Professor of East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Alexander Zahlten works on popular film and media in Japan and East Asia. Publications include his co-edited volume Media Theory in Japan (Duke University Press, 2017, with Marc Steinberg) and his book The End of Japanese Cinema (Duke University Press, 2017).
Molly Kim is a film scholar and film critic specializing in the history of 1970s Korean cinema, film censorship, and genre. Her doctoral research focused on the representation of women and sex labor in the 1970s Korean hostess films.
Dr. Tingting Hu
Associate Professor Research Fellow
Tingting Hu received her PhD at Macquarie University, Australia. Her research interest lies in the articulation of film, media and cultural studies with feminist theories.
Reframe: Fatal & Fallen
As a curator and culture worker based between London and Paris, Jade Barget holds a specific interest in moving image and performance cultures. Her research centers on ubiquity of the moving image and embodied spectatorship.
Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee
Reframe: Fatal & Fallen
Elizabeth Gabrielle Lee is an artist and cultural researcher. Her practice is guided by the iterations of slow violence and the dynamic between the ‘near’ and ‘elsewhere’. She is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Fine Art & Photography, University for the Creative Arts in Rochester (UK).