The guest speakers this Saturday are Anjali Monteiro and KP Jayasankar, Professors at the Centre for Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Both of them are involved in media production, teaching, and research.
Their presentation explores the treacherous and slippery terrain that documentary filmmakers (as well as researchers and activists) have to negotiate in speaking of/for/with the marginalised. Apart from the ethics and politics of representation, there is also the vexed issue of using the image as evidence. Using excerpts from films, the presentation will discuss these issues, hoping in the process to share some insights and dilemmas that are thrown up in any encounter between public intellectuals and the marginalised.
About the speakers:
Anjali Monteiro and KP Jayasankar have jointly won 21 national and international awards for their films, including the Prix Futura Berlin 1995 Asia Prize for Identity and Best Documentary Award at the Three Continents International Festival of Documentaries, Venezuela. Their work has also been screened widely, at film festivals, on Indian and overseas television networks and at universitites and institutions across the world. They are both recipients of the Howard Thomas Memorial Fellowship in Media Studies, and have been attached to Goldsmith’s College, London, and the University of Western Sydney.
Date: 28 May 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus KL Teaching Centre, Level 2, Chulan Tower, Jalan Conlay, Kuala Lumpur.