Talk: Filming the marginalised


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.

For further information and registration, kindly contact Ms Agnes Irene Selvaragi at [email protected] or Mr Ng Eng Kiat at [email protected]

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Popular South Indian actor Superstar Rajinikanth arrived in Singapore on Saturday morning for medical treatment. He is at Mount Elizabeth Hospital’s intensive care unit.

Let us all pray for his speedy recovery.


“intellectuals and the marginalised” I am also not part of those target groups and am likewise struggling to think of something relevant to say. If I had had any money left, I might even have gone to this. My last proper office in the UK suffered an enormous change of funding and almost all the other seats were taken over by ethnographers. They were an interesting bunch and reliably gave more interesting presentations than the people who they replaced. I’d say there’s a reasonable chance, even if the ground doesn’t sound familiar to you, that if you go to this… Read more »

Gerakan K

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I always believe that one of the aims the of the examination board to make it not just easy but very easy to score all ‘As’. This is to enable and to fustily a certain group to be the top students in the examination. Needless to say this would enable the ‘top’ students to be sent abroad for their ‘holidays’. Just like what shenanigan Mahathir was doing to justify sending millions of NEP students abroad. Where are these students when they came back from their holidays ? If these NEP students top students were that brilliant there should be an… Read more »

semuanya OK kot

Perkasa, Ibrahim Ali and UMNO tuans, alert! This could be an attempt to question who you can and cannot marginalise.

Gerakan K

The marginalised ??? You mean the Chinese in Malaysia that failed to obtain scholarships ??? Er, see the billionaire list first before shouting ‘camera’ !!!


Who want capture you on camera, K?
What a waste of film and talents for more useful purpose.
Let’s go some where else, cameramen.