Asian Film Focus 2016 | Dialogue Session: Capturing the essence of youth: The Image and Representation in Asian Cinema

Tiger mothers, cram school, snapchat– these are but some of the markers of the youth experience in Asia. Framed in an East and Southeast Asian context, this session will look at how youth is depicted in films, and how these representations are symptomatic of growing up in a specific culture and society.

About the Asian Film Focus

Asian Film Focus (AFF) presents cutting edge films based on a thematic approach from the region. With screenings and dialogue sessions with Asian programmers and filmmakers, the programme strives to promote dialogue and exchange between players in the Asian independent film industries, their audiences, and their peers.

This year, AFF will feature films from South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Singapore. To find out more about the programme, click here:

Theme: Youth Today
Situated in the transitional period between childhood and adulthood, many Asian youths today live in environments saturated with media and technology that are also bound by traditional attitudes. As such, we hope to explore ideas about what it means to be a youth in an Asian society at present. What are their aspirations and fears? Do youths today share the same concerns as previous generations? What is the impact of Asia’s obsession with youth? Through looking at the differences and similarities of youth culture across Asian societies, the programme hopes to then connect to broader issues and concerns in contemporary Asia.

Thu Sep 8, 2016
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM SGT
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Venue Address
155 Middle Road Singapore
Nearest MRT stations: Bras Basah (approx. 5 min walk) and Bugis (approx 10 min walk)