Educators' Workshop
Images of Women in Asian Films ::
A Conversation on Gender
Workshop Description: We are all interpreters of the world around us. Consider the factors that demand, require, and/or enable interpretations of gender to take shape. With Asian Films as a source, myriad images of women - reflecting regional as well as international discourse - are revealed. In the process, roles and representations of gender are witnessed. Through guided group discussion, contextual examples, and filmic analysis, this workshop seeks to explore connections between images of women in Asian Films, perspectives on gender, and outlooks toward women that emerge as a result.

This course is particularly relevant for educators who teach English, Literature, Social Studies, National Education, General Paper, and Visual/Media Communication. Through this conversation on Asian Films and gender dynamics therein, real world parallels will be drawn that offer approaches for teaching women & gender studies in the classroom using film as a medium.

Instructor: Juliana Montgomery graduated with honors in 2006 with a B.A. in Film Studies and a focus in Comparative Women’s Studies from Spelman College in the United States. She co-taught several film related workshops under the guidance of Ayoka Chenzira, a filmmaker and recognised pioneer in African-American independent cinema. Juliana is deeply fascinated by storytelling around the world through visual medias. Her work has brought her to the Czech Republic as a Fulbright Fellow where she produced a documentary examining images of women reflected in Czech visual culture during the communist and post-communist periods. In 2008, Juliana shot and directed a short documentary on location in Afghanistan, which focuses on educational opportunities for Afghan high school students. Currently, she is based in Singapore as a 2010-2011 Henry Luce Scholar working with the Asian Film Archive.

Date: 1 June 2011 (Wed)

Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm

Venue: MPH room, National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre

6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-88 The Central,
Singapore 059817

GROUP REGISTRATION (4 participants or more):
*Early Bird Special (by 20 May 2011) (price incl. lunch): $95
Regular Registration (by 25 May 2011) (price incl. lunch): $115

*Early Bird Special (by 20 May 2011) (price incl. lunch): $120
Regular Registration (by 25 May 2011) (price incl. lunch):$140

To register, please complete the registration form and return it via email (info@asianfilmarchive.org) or fax (6543 1643).
Register by 20 May 2011 to qualify for the early bird discount!
An acknowledgement email will be sent upon confirmation of registration.

Email: info@asianfilmarchive.org
Tel: 6777 3243
Fax: 6543 1643
Contact Person: Chew Tee Pao

Payment can be made by cheque (payable to Asian Film Archive) or GIRO within 30 days after the workshop. A penalty of the full cost of the workshop(s) will be imposed on participants who registered but did not attend the workshop(s).

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