Taking its title from Jennifer Fay’s book, The (In)hospitable World explores the power of cinema to represent, reflect, and envision lives in “an unpredictable and increasingly inhospitable world.” In this new geological epoch we call the Anthropocene, cinema does not merely expose the ecological and environmental crises faced in today’s world; they lead us to see the world beyond conventional human perspectives. The selected films will explore how one could perceive the world and our relationships with other humans, animals and the more-than-human world that coexist with us, and reflect upon our ways in treating nature and the world beyond anthropocentric perspectives.
In 2020, the Earth has reached a new level of inhospitality with the coronavirus outbreak. Films selected for this programme lead us to rethink how we can relate and connect during the time of crises, to orient ourselves in a world of (post-)pandemic new order. Can we still act, connect, and relate, in this increasingly inhospitable world? How should we cope with the losses and grief, and envision a more hospitable future?
The following films are available to rent for 48 hrs at USD 3.50. Links will be made available when they go live. Please click on the title you wish to watch to go directly to the VOD page:
19 Oct – 2 Nov 2020
Double Bill: Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness (1927) dir. Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack + PLANET ∑ (2014) dir. Momoko Seto
Ohong Village (2019) dir. Lungyin Lim
Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) dir. Gabrielle Brady
9 – 23 Nov 2020
Double Bill: Taklub (2015) dir. Brillante Mendoza + Snapshot Mon Amour (2015) dir. Christian Bau
Double Bill: Nothing to be Afraid Of (2019) dir. Silva Khnkanosian + All Movements Should Kill the Wind (2019) dir. Wang Yuyuan
16 – 30 Nov 2020