Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Asian film festival with a ‘social conscience’


Wednesday, 18 January 2012 17:28 Mizzima News

(Mizzima) – Films with a “social conscience” will be screened at the Second Lifescapes Southeast Asian Film Festival to be held from February 2-5 in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The festival aims to raise awareness of film culture and filmmakers of mainland Southeast Asia who make meaningful social commentary in their work – showing the beautiful without flinching from a sometimes-grim reality.

Selected films will represent Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam. The festival is interactive, offering directors, producers, media representatives, NGO representatives and audience members the opportunity to join together in post-screening Q&A sessions, panel discussions and evening social functions throughout the program.

The festival is organized through the South East Asian Institute of Global Studies at Payap University in Chiang Mai; all activities will take place on the Payap University Mae Khao Campus in the Sirindhorn Learning Resource Center. Activities on the campus are free and open to the public.         

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