This collection of shorts brings together films that examine the manmade landscapes, both historic and contemporary, that make up Southeast Asia. The filmmakers behind these shorts tell stories of their surroundings, using the camera lens to capture architecture in ways that no other medium can. While buildings are often characterized by their permanence and valued for their stability, cinema can instead reveal how buildings are in flux, in use. These filmmakers show us structures that are enacted, lived in, and remembered by human beings. Their films touch on everything from the art of architectural design to the politics of space, and—perhaps most importantly—they tell the human stories that emerge through interaction within these spaces.
All films are in their original languages with English subtitles.
The selection will be screened in two parts, at 2pm and 3pm.