Guest: Kiu-wai Chu
A prescient tale from the 1970s of a government’s slow reaction to an urgent pandemic, a documentary of five female mine clearers risking everything on the job, and a glimpse of intimacy in Kuala Lumpur — these are just some of the films being screened at the Asian Film Archive under their latest programme, The (In)hospitable World.
Watch AFA’s Kay Wee in conversation with their guest curator Kiu-wai Chu on the modern impact of climate fiction — from mainstream titles like The Day After Tomorrow and Snowpiercer to the deluge of documentary and arthouse fare — and putting together the programme.
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The Asian Film Archive (AFA) is a charity that focuses on culturally important works by independent Asian filmmakers. It preserves Asia’s rich film heritage in a permanent collection and promotes a wider critical appreciation of Asia’s cinematic works through initiating programmes like screenings and talks.
More than just a repository of film and tape, AFA aspires to be a hub for the film community, contributing to culture, scholarship and industry.