This research programme will explore the field of South and South-East Asia documentary film (including Hong Kong/Macau) as a historical and contemporary phenomenon. This area is currently significantly under-researched, and it is hoped that this research programme will make a contribution to the advancement of academic knowledge in this field. The research programme will involve academics and film-makers in the Asian region and beyond, and will also serve the important function of drawing together all major academic figures and practitioners associated with the study and practice of documentary film in the South and South-East Asian region. It is intended that this research programme will create and foster a forum for long-term association and collaboration.
This research programme will focus upon four main areas and periods:
- The British and French colonial documentary film in South and South-East Asia
- The British and French late colonial documentary film in South and South-East Asia
- The post-colonial documentary film in South and South-East Asia
- The Independent Documentary Film in South and South-East Asia
This website and research programme is supported by the Academy of Film, School of Communication, Hong Kong Baptist University; and by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong.
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