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About Project プロジェクトについて

Southeast Asia is rich in its diversity of ethnic, religious and cultural composition. The region has maintained the coexistence of such diversity while at the same time achieving economic progress and becoming a hub for the flow of people, goods, money and information. Yet at present, the region is also confronted with serious issues such as the decrease of biodiversity and tropical forests, disasters, pandemics, aging population, ethnic and religious conflicts, economic differentiation and poverty. In the face of this, how is coexistence and sustainability possible despite the diversity that exists? How can we make public resources out of the region’ s social foundations which are the basis of people’ s everyday lives? And, how can we connect these in a complementary way to existing systems of governance towards solving the problems and issues mentioned above?

 

In order to address these questions in the context of Southeast Asia, the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University has initiated “Visual Documentary project” which explicitly examines everyday life through a visual approach since 2012. This project aims to use visual forms of expression to complement the growing literature that exists on Southeast Asian societies. From 2014, the Japan Foundation Asia Center joins this project as co-organizer to help widely promote the richness of Southeast Asian cultures to people in Japan. As of 2016, the project has linked up with numerous film schools in the region to help strengthen the documentary filmmaking network.

Visual Documentary Project 2016
東南アジア:日常生活のポリティクス
Politics in Everyday Life in Southeast Asia

From everyday life to the affairs of the state, human societies engage in politics. What makes life political? How do people in Southeast Asia engage in politics and what kinds of representations do people strive for? What forms of everyday interaction shape ideas of politics and what political dreams do people have? While we frequently see public demonstrations in Southeast Asia, how do people express political ideas in everyday life? This year we are accepting documentaries that look at all aspects of everyday expressions of political life in Southeast Asia.

Screening / 上映会情報

 

KYOTO / 京都上映会

Center for Southeast Asian Studies

Date & Time: December 15, 2016 Admission Free
Venue: Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University Inamori Memorial 3rd floor, Large Meeting Hall
Language: Japanese / English Translation
Organizer: Center for Southeast Asia Studies
Co-organizer: The Japan Foundation Asia Center


TOKYO / 東京上映会

The Japan Foundation Asia Center

Date & Time: December 17, 2016 Admission Free
Venue: Tokyo Womens Plaza
Language: Japanese / English Translation
Organizer: The Japan Foundation Asia Center
Co-organizer: Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Documentaries line-up 2016 
東南アジア:日常生活のポリティクス / POLITICS IN EVERYDAY LIFE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

2016Philippines

Women of the Forest / 森に生きる女たち
Director:Inshallah Montero


2016Myanmar

Mother & Son / 母と息子
Director:Thwe Myo Nyunt


2016Myanmar

60 Days
Director:Htut Ye Kyaw, Sett Paing Aung, Pyay Maw Thein

2016Myanmar

Vein / 鉱脈
Director:Htet Aung San, Phyo Zayar Kyaw, KO JET

2016Thailand

* Mr. Zero / ミスター・ゼロ
Director:Nutcha Tantivitayapitak

* The Screening of this work and talk with the director has been postponed.

Documentaries line-up 2016

Women of the Forest / Inshallah Montero

In Sarawak, Malaysia, Borneo’s rainforest is fading into corporate land. This documentary Spotlights the women of the Kayan and Penan tribes, who struggle from both manmade destruction and effects of climate change. It sensitively explores how reproductive health and rights should be included in climate change policies, and, in the form of a dialogue, seeks to protect the rights of these women who live in the Bornean forests.
Director/ Cinematographer / Editor / Writer: Inshallah P. Montero
Inshallah P. Montero graduated from Bachelor’s Degree in Digital Filmmaking at De La Salle College of St. Benilde. During her studies, her film received the Grand Prize of the Nescafe Video Contest in the year 2011. Her thesis film, “Ang Lalaking Parisukat” received the Best Director and the Best Film awards at the CINESBI 2012 Film Festival and won the prize at the Manhattan International Film Festival 2013 in New York. She is currently more active as a freelance director for documentaries.

Researcher: Sunitha Bisan
Sunitha Bisan is a gender and development specialist with a Masters in Gender and Development from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. She has a law background graduating from the University of London. Her interest is on gender and sustainable development focusing on community based gender education, advocacy and knowledge bridging.
Sarawak, Malaysia
This was my first time to make a documentary alone and abroad. We didn't speak the same language as I was from the Philippines, but I understood the people I lived with as they welcomed me and as one of the tribe. They poured their hearts out as they told their stories, and as I listened through a translator, I felt their anger and frustration. It is an honor to give these remarkable people a voice, and I hope I can share their stories to the world, to amplify their voice and be provided with the rights they truly deserve.

Mother & Son / Thwe Myo Nyunt

A mother whose son took part in the 1988 pro-democracy uprising, recalls the struggles and sacrifices they made for a more open society in Myanmar. Her experience reflects the anguish of many families and tells us that political activism comes at a cost.
Director: Thwe Myo Nyunt
Thwe Myo Nyunt was born in Yangon into a literary family – her father was a publisher and her mother a successful author. After studying physics at University of Yangon, she followed the family tradition and began working as a journalist. An editor of The People's Age, a weekly journal published in Yangon, she often writes about social and civil society issues. Having joined Yangon Film School in 2012 as a scriptwriter, she later decided to also try her hand at documentary. Mother & Son is her first film as a director.

Editor: Zaw Win Htwe
Zaw Win Htwe began his career as an editor with Natural Video Group in 2000. From 2000 to 2009, he edited around 15 major films and around 80 videos during that time. After 2009, he joined Yangon Film School and learned documentary filmmaking and editing courses from international mentors. Since then, he has collaborated with various filmmakers to work on documentaries and fiction.
Yangon, Myanmar
Our country was under military rule about 50 years. People try to change the system for democracy and protest against the government. 88 uprising is unforgettable uprising in Myanmar. Many students died and arrested. The family of political prisoners are face with so many difficulties and other people are afraid to connect with them. They are like to stay away from the relatives and surroundings. Although they didn’t involve particularly, the parents especially the strong spirit of mothers give a big support and really important for our country democratization. So this film represents all the mothers of political prisoners.

60 Days / Htut Ye Kyaw, Sett Paing Aung, Pyay Maw Thein

On November 17, 2014, amidst the protests regarding the national educational law in Myanmar, a 60-day moratorium was announced by the students. This documentary explores the student protest through this interim, an important step in the country's national education reform, including interviews with students who were actually involved.
Director: Htut Ye Kyaw
Born in Pakokku, Myanmar in 1990. Htut Ye Kyaw was graduated from Pakokku University 2015. His film “60 Days” was selected for screening in the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in 2015 in Yangon Myanmar. It was also screened in Burma Studies Conference hosted by Chiang Mai University in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2015.


Director: Sett Paing Aung
Born in Hninpale Village, Bilin Township, Mon State, Myanmar in 1991. He was graduated with Law (LL.B) from Mawlamyine University in 2012. After he got Bachelor Degree, he worked as a Lawyer. He studied human right filmmaking in the Human Dignity Film Institute in 2015. He is a Poet, a Writer and a Filmmaker.


Director: Pyay Maw Thein
Mandalay, Yangon Myanmar

Vein/ Htet Aung San, Phyo Zayar Kyaw, KO JET

A relatively unspoken part of life in Myanmar, this documentary sheds light on the mining sites and dangers that surround laborers as they search for jade. This documentary offers an stark portrayal of mining in Myanmar and the everyday risks that miners face trying to make a living.
Director: Htet Aung San
Born in Yangon, Myanmar in 1993. Htet Aung San was graduated from Dagon University in 2014. He studied human rights filmmaking in Human Dignity Film Institute in 2015. “Vein” won two awards at the Human Rights Human Dignity International Film Festival in 2016 in Yangon, Myanmar.


Director: KO JET
Born in Mandalay, Myanmar in 1990. Ye Lin Aung was graduated from National University of Art And Culture Mandalay on 2012. He studied human rights filmmaking in Human Dignity Film Institute in 2015.




Director: Phyo Zayar Kyaw
Hpakant City, Kachin State , Myanmar

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Documentaries line-up 2015 
越境する東南アジア - Human Flows -

2015Thailand

Michael's / 2人のマイケル
Director:Kunnawut Boonreak


2015Vietnam

Dedicated to Grandpa Dieu / ジウおじいちゃんへ捧ぐ
Director:Hien Anh Nguyen

2015Malaysia

Fragile / 儚さ
Director:Bebbra Mailin



2015 Myanmar

My Leg / 私の足
Director:Khon Soe Moe Aung


2015Myanmar

A Political Life / 我が政治人生
Director:Soe Akhar Htun


Documentaries line-up 2014 
東南アジアにおける人と自然 - People and Nature in Southeast Asia -

2014Thailand

Echoes from the hill / 山に響くこだま
Director:Jirudikal Prasonchoom / Pasit Tandaechanurat

2014Vietnam

The Silence of the Summer / 沈黙の夏
Director:Mai Dinh Khoi



2014Thailand

My Grandpa’s Route has been forever blocked / おじいちゃんの水路は永遠にふさがれた
Director:Supaparinya Sutthirat

2014Myanmar

More than a Tree / 命を守るマングローブ
Director:Philipp Danao/ Khin Myanmar


2014Indonesia

The Last Generation / 最後の世代
Director:Darang Melati Z / Riza Andrian


Documentaries line-up 2013 
東南アジアにおける多元共生 -Plural Co-existence in Southeast Asia-

2013Cambodia

Lives under the red light
Director:Hem Vanna

2013Thailand

Consider
Director:Panu Saeng-Xuto

2013Thailand

The Burmese in Thailand
Director:Kantayalongote Suree

2013Vietnam

On the Streets
Director:Mycuoung Le

2013Philippines

Pamana
Director:Giselle Joyce Nadine de la Peña

Documentaries line-up 2012 
“Care”in Southeast Asia: Every Day and into the Future

2012Vietnam

For Rainy Day
Director:Nguyen Anh Phong VY


2012Thailand

Ageing Bangkok
Director:Yanin Pongsuwan


2012Philippines

Caring for the Cradle: Mangyans and Maternal Health
Director:Jewel Ranier Ocampo

2012Myanmar

Glass Man
Director:Zay Yar Aung

2012Myanmar

The Clinic
Director:Aung Min

Requirements

VDP2016: Applicaton closed.

Requirements to submit documentaries are as follows:

 https://sea-sh.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/vdp2016/#online

1. Applicants must be Citizens of Southeast Asia or Japan.
2. Documentaries should be no longer than 30 minutes.
3. Applicants should make sure they have permission from any subjects that appear in the movies.
4. Documentaries should include English subtitles.Translation and subtitling is also the responsibility of applicants.
*Selected documentaries will be screened in their original languages with both Japanese and English subtitles. However, documentaries that are in English will only have Japanese subtitles added and vice versa.


Invitation to Japan
 An international selection committee will select five successful documentaries, and invite the director(s) of each movie to Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan for an international screening. The Organizer will cover travel and accommodation fees.


Applications
1. Please upload online a copy of the production onto YouTube or Vimeo with subtitles in English. Applicants should also submit a C.V by attachment. Apply via https://sea-sh.cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp/vdp2016/#online
Conditions for uploading films
(a) Films must be submitted in a format supported by YouTube or Vimeo.
    - Suggested format: frame size 1920x1080, file format MPEG, frame rate 23.98
(b) Films must be produced in accordance with their purposes and not defame the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) and the Japan Foundation Asia Center.
(c) Films that are uploaded should not infringe upon the rights or interests of personal or organizational copyright holders.
    - Any background music (BGM) included in films must be copyright free or have the prior permission of copyright holders to use in said films.
    - For any images from cartoons, literature, television or films, applicants must make sure that copyright has been transferred from those that own them.
2. The organizers will announce the finalist results on the mid September 2016.
3. Selected documentaries will be uploaded to a website for public viewing.


Other
1. Documentaries will be archived (with the permission of the director(s)) on-line on the CSEAS’s website.
2. Copyright remains with the original copyright holders of the documentary at all times.
3. The organizers will not fund any requests for production funds, the purchase of recording equipment or editing software.


Dataprotection
The information that you provide on this form will be used for the purpose of film selection by the organizer. Your personal details will only be used in line with the standards of the organizers. We will not sell or disclose your details to third parties for commercial or other reasons.



For any inquiries please contact vdp[@]cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp