OCTOBER 2017

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Asia Motion Newsletter - OCTOBER 2017

"SIGNOS" BY VEEJAY VILLAFRANCA PUBLISHED IN GRID MAGAZINE AND SOON AVAILABLE IN A BOOK VERSION.

The 6 years of shooting and over two years in production project "SIGNOS" by Veejay is finally printed in a book and will be available very soon.

"SIGNOS is a re-examination of the word “resilience.” People throw it around and say that Filipinos are “weatherproof”or “bulletproof.” But when
you see things on the ground,[those words] disregard how Filipinos, and generally people who are displaced, cope. Of course they had to cope; they
had no other choice. I think it was very disrespectful of their space, their experience.I hardly hear anyone say Japanese people are resilient after the tsunami. And there are a lot of other issues apart from the environmental issues post-Yolanda. Security, shelter, human trafficking, physical and sexual abuse—a lot of these are side-tracked when you say we’re all resilient. That sort of whitewashes it.The term “signos” means “a sign of things to come.” I came to realize that stories [about climate change] are very hard to push to audiences. It’s full of jargon, full of words that are hard to understand, and it can get boring. On the flip side, it could come off as apocalyptic. So I had to manage all these narrative humps to come up with something balanced; something to give the audience but at the same time also trigger them to think. One of the hardest parts of [the project] is how to make people—especially the ones who feel safer than most, say those who are living in gated villages or the general public—understand how to make them do their part. In a time of “alternative facts,” using images and the mini-stories to illustrate the bigger picture, that’s my way of combatting [naysayers]. We as observers are too focused on the obvious, such as melting ice caps, typhoons and floods, [when in fact] the most important aspect [of climate
change] is the survival of displaced communities."

Thanks to GRID Magazine's for publishing an excerpt of "Signos"
Grab a copy of the current issue which features fantastic work and stories on the Philippines.
http://www.gridmagazine.ph/issues/vol3/
Please follow this link for more info and photos:
http://www.veejayvillafranca.com/signos1.html

WAR DIARY BY CARSTEN STORMER NAD MARC WIESE

WAR DIARY BY CARSTEN STORMER AND MARC WIESE IS PART OF THE OFFICIAL SELECTION OF THE GUANGZHOU INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2017

"I am an eye witness. A chronicler of a war. Everything you are about to see, I experienced myself." 5 years, 15,000 segments, one film. German reporter Carsten Stormer has been documenting the war in Syria since 2012. "War Diary" is his record of that time.
Carsten Stormer is always there recording hundreds of hours of footage, without any idea of the price he himself will have to pay. "Wounded people wash up in the small hospital. One after the other, in a constant flow. I see, I film and I suppress. There's so much blood I can no longer get it out of my head. So I simply work on", says Stormer. Anyone who works in Syria for a prolonged time leaves part of his soul in that torn country. "War Diary" is a very personal film, a five-year journal of horror and heroism."

Marc Wiese, Grimme Prize winner, has been making documentaries for 20 years and has worked in many conflict areas around the world. He has won numerous international awards for his films, which include "CAMP 14", "KANUN" and "Picture of Napalm Girl".

The film "War Diary" is part of the official selection of the Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival from the 12-14 December 2017.
Please follow those links for more info:
http://www.gzdoc.cn/festival/index_269.aspx
http://globalscreen.de/mm/en/content/103303

Recent stories

LEFT 3 DAYS

Like other Cambodians, some of my family members died from the killing, starvation, forced labor and torture under the Khmer Rouge regime. Most of those who have survived the regime do not wish to recall such painful memories nor do they try to remember in order to avoid continues emotional suffer...

8 LIMITED PRINTS OF "LEFT 3 DAYS" BY MAK REMISSA HAS BEEN COLLECTED BY MUSEE GUIMET IN PARIS, FRANCE

After MUSEE DE L'ELYSEE, one of the world’s leading museums entirely dedicated to photography based in in Switzerland, purchased 8 limited edition photographs of "Left 3 days" by Remissa in 2016.
We are delighted to announce that MUSEE GUIMET (Musee Nationale des arts asiatiques), one of the most prestigious and devoted museums to Asian art in Europe, based in Paris, France has also collected 8 limited edition photographs of "Left 3 days" by MAK Remissa this month.
Please follow those links for more info
http://www.elysee.ch/en/homepage/
http://www.guimet.fr/fr/

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