Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival


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Live Event — 18 September 2021, 12:00

Filmmakers in Focus: Nguyen Trinh Thi in conversation

Filmmaker Nguyễn Trinh Thi will be in conversation with Philippa Lovatt, Lecturer in Film Studies and Co-Director for the Centre for Screen Cultures at University of St Andrews. The conversation will explore sound, environment and listening in the work.

The screening and event are co-hosted with the Centre for Screen Cultures at the University of St Andrews.

The event will be broadcast live on the home page of our website at the time and date advertised above.

Live Event Participants:

Nguyễn Trinh Thi (1973, Vietnam) is a Hanoi-based independent filmmaker and video/media artist. Nguyễn studied journalism, photography, international relations and ethnographic film in the United States. Her diverse practice has consistently investigated the role of memory in the necessary unveiling of hidden, displaced or misinterpreted histories; and examined the position of artists in the Vietnamese society. Nguyễn is the founder and director of Hanoi DOCLAB, an independent centre for documentary film and the moving image art in Hanoi since 2009. Her films and video art works have been shown at festivals and art exhibitions including Jeu de Paume (Paris); CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux; the Lyon Biennale 2015; Asian Art Biennial 2015 (Taiwan); Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial 2014; Singapore Biennale 2013; Jakarta Biennale 2013; Oberhausen International Film Festival; Bangkok Experimental Film Festival; Artist Films International; DEN FRIE Centre of Contemporary Art (Copenhagen); and Kuandu Biennale (Taipei).

Philippa Lovatt is Co-Director of the Centre for Screen Cultures at University of St Andrews where she is also a Lecturer in Film Studies. Her research focuses on artists’ moving image, sound, ecocriticism and Southeast Asian independent film. She is currently writing a book on the politics of sound and listening in artists’ film and recently co-edited two dossiers: ‘Theorizing Region: Film and Video Cultures in Southeast Asia’ in Journal of Cinema and Media Studies (with Jasmine Nadua Trice, Spring 2021) and ‘Tracing the Anthropocene in Southeast Asian film and artists’ moving image’ in Screen (with Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn, forthcoming in Winter 2021). Her previous research has been published in Screen; Sound, Music and the Moving Image; The New Soundtrack; Southeast of Now: Directions in Contemporary and Modern Art in Asia, and Antennae: the Journal of Nature in Visual Culture.