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BEHOLD!

11.05.2021

From the favelas of Brazil in City of God to the amoral anthology of Argentina’s Wild Tales, to an intimate portrait of a Mexican maid in Roma – the Genre Equality duo highlights their favourite 21st-century films from Latin America on BEHOLD!

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

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Coming Attractions with Asian Film Archive

11.05.21

From Haitian revolutionaries to an unfiltered look at animal consciousness, this month at Asian Film Archive presents the diverse, independent, and singular visions from around the world with Singular Screens.

The programme, curated by AFA for the forthcoming Singapore International Festival of Arts, is fleshed out in this episode.

 

About Asian Film Archive

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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.

BEHOLD!

27.04.2021

Nomadland rightly won Best Picture at the Oscars this year, and it gets discussed on BEHOLD! — where they touch on a new wave of vérité slice-of-life films, including The Florida Project, Shoplifters, and Chloe Zhao’s own The Rider.⁠


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

BEHOLD!

20.04.2021

There’s a reason why Euphoria is one of the most captivating TV shows over the last few years. ⁠

The HBO show is discussed on BEHOLD! — along with the emotional poignancy of Sex Education, the innocence of Never Have I Ever, and the raw edges of In My Skin — on the topic of teen dramas reflecting the woes and anxieties of Gen Z.⁠


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

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Coming Attractions with Asian Film Archive

08.04.21

This month, Asian Film Archive turns to Indian cinema. They share about films that address issues of land, labour and human rights through poetry, music and humour — all screening as part of their latest programme, Reframe: A Time to Resist. ⁠

 

About Asian Film Archive

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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.

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SAY REEL BY NSFTV

30.03.21

Not Safe For TV tells the Singaporean stories you wouldn’t normally see. Say Reel is a segment featuring a lovingly curated selection of tales by the NSFTV team.⁠

Last year, NSFTV asked their followers to share with them a conversation that they wished to relive or rewrite.⁠

Long Story Short is an original series inspired by these moments and stories. From mistaken identities to wedding mishaps, watch these stories unfold below.


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Not Safe For TV is an online visual magazine for experimental video content, provoking deeper thought and conversation through the exploration of urban social issues in Southeast Asia.

BEHOLD!

30.03.2021

Before Perfect Blue was unleashed to audiences in 1997, no other film — animated or live-action — blurred the lines between fantasy and reality in contemporary Japan so vividly.⁠

The classic thriller by Satoshi Kon gets discussed in this week’s BEHOLD!, along with the recursive meta writing of Adaptation, the emotional exploitation of the acting process in Madeline’s Madeline, and the deconstruction of ego in Birdman.⁠


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

BEHOLD!

16.03.2021

This episode of BEHOLD! dives into their favourite documentary comedies — the shows that find uncomfortable humour and profound insight into human nature. ⁠

Featured are the outlandish business ideas of Nathan For You, the mundane yet poignant advice of How To With John Wilson, and the sleight-of-hand social experimentation of Magic For Humans.⁠


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.

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Coming Attractions with Asian Film Archive

11.03.21

Now that it is underway, hear from the Asian Film Archive team themselves about putting together Retrospective: Wong Kar Wai. Coming Attractions hosts Viknesh and Kay Wee talk about the significance of his films and why it was finally time for a proper showcase in Singapore.⁠

The Knuckles & Notch team also discuss the series of commissioned artworks made for the occasion — featuring the work of artists Shian, Ella Zheng, Nao Tokunaga, and Tan Szeyan — detailing the design influences that tie into the filmmaker’s work.

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About Asian Film Archive

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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.

BEHOLD!

25.02.2021

The Genre Equality duo takes a look back at the irrepressible romance of his 2000 film In The Mood For Love, along with other Chinese-language classics like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and the more recent The Farewell.


About Genre Equality

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Genre Equality is a monthly podcast reviewing fantasy, horror, and science fiction content hosted by Hidzir Junaini and Isa Foong. The duo also hosts the bi-monthly BEHOLD!, which features a deeper dive into the pop-culture touchstones they love.