Do social, cultural and political norms influence how gender is represented or utilized in films? Has gender roles in films changed over the years? Are there differences between how gender roles are depicted in Asian and Western films?
Gender roles have always held a pivotal function in films. Come spend an afternoon with our two speakers, specialists in film and gender studies, to better understand how gender roles can be, are constructed, presented, or represented in films.
Special focus on:
881 by Royston Tan (2007), a Singaporean dramatic musical-comedy based on the Singapore Getai scene.
Bugis Street by Yonfan (1995), a Hong Kong-Singapore co-production about the lives of Singaporean transvestites in a bygone era.
Dr Brenda Chan has taught courses on popular culture in Nanyang Technological University and Singapore Management University. Currently an independent scholar, her research interests are in Chinese cinemas, Asian television dramas and Chinese popular music.
Dr Kenneth Chan is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Northern Colorado. His research centers on transnational Chinese cinemas, Asians in Hollywood, and gender and sexuality studies. He is the author of Remade in Hollywood: The Global Chinese Presence in Transnational Cinemas (Hong Kong University Press, 2009). He also volunteers as the chair of the International Advisory Board of the Asian Film Archive (Singapore).
Date: 29 June 2013, Sat
Time: 2.00 pm – 3:30 pm
Venue: FILMGARDE BUGIS+
Level 5, Bugis+, 201 Victoria Street Singapore 188067
Registration: Admission is free by pre-registration from 1 June – 28 June 2013 (On first-come-first served basis)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading “FG-AFA June Event” and provide your full name and contact details. An acknowledgement email will be sent upon confirmation of registration.