Asian Film Archive has been at work preserving, restoring, and screening important Asian films for audiences.
In their debut podcast series for SGCR, they discuss the journey from their start as a non-profit in 2005 to their current space as a refuge for Asian cinema, where spooky folklore can be found alongside tales of a Kazakh boyband, along with Singapore’s only martial arts film.
Listen to the episode on Spotify:
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.