This is the second virtual roundtable discussion for the new series – Theory/Praxis/Politics. This forum highlights film practitioners and programmers’ thoughts and reflections on the practices of censorship across Asia. Join panelists Sudarat Musikawong, Raymond Phathanavirangoon, and Thaiddhi, as they articulate their first-hand experiences in the field and unfurl the complexities of censorship both in the production and circulation of cinema.
Theory/Praxis/Politics is a webinar series working to advocate for and bring together perspectives of academics, filmmakers, programmers, civil servants, and other stakeholders with an interest in the question of censorship across Asia and its diasporas. We consider Asia as a productive site in which theory, practice, and politics overlap. The intersection allows us to question not only our understanding of censorship and the ways in which we engage with cinema in the region but also to reconsider the relationship between theory, aesthetics, and politics.
Sudarat Musikawong – Associate Professor, Institute for Population and Social Research, Mahidol University in Thailand
Raymond Phathanavirangoon – Film Producer and Executive Director of Southeast Asia Fiction Film Lab (SEAFIC)
Thaiddhi – Filmmaker, Producer, and Film Programmer
Elizabeth Wijaya – Assistant Professor, Visual Studies and Cinema Studies Institute; Director of the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto
Palita Chunsaengchan – Assistant Professor, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota
Co-hosted by the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies and the Pan-Asian Seminar Series: The Political Life of Information at the Asian Institute, Munk School, University of Toronto, and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota.