Sepet (Chinese Eyes)
Friday, October 28, 3.30-5.30, F-111
Presented by Prof. Adeline Koh
This touching film is a story of forbidden interracial love in contemporary Malaysia by the acclaimed director Yasmin Ahmad.
Summary from wikipedia: 19-year old Ah Loong (who also called himself “Jason”) is in charge of a stall selling pirated VCDs. Contrary to the stereotype of his social standing, Ah Loong is an incurable romantic with an unlikely hobby: He loves to read and write poetry. Quite content with being the Romeo of the slums, Ah Loong’s life takes a sudden turn one day when a Malay schoolgirl, Orked, arrives at his stall while looking for films starring her favorite actor Takeshi Kaneshiro. Love blossoms between Orked and Ah Loong, although there are social and racial pressures that stand in their way.
The final event of Spring 2011 was a great success. Stockton students Sviatlana Fenichel and Kimone Hyman led a thought-provoking interview with Amit Virmani, director of Cowboys in Paradise. The interview is below. Cowboys can be downloaded on itunes and a copy is also available in the Richard Stockton College library.
Thanks to the Stockton community for a great run this semester–we’ve played to full lecture theaters in all the events.
Prezi Presentation on Amit Virmani’s Biography
by Sviatlana Fenichel and Kimone Hyman
After the screening of Cowboys in Paradise on March 31, Stockton students Stephanie Cawley and Leah Shockley gave a presentation on Orientalism in Eat, Pray, Love and Cowboys in Paradise and led an energetic discussion. The filmed discussion is below. The Prezi that Cawley and Shockley are referring to can be found here.
Join us at 2.30pm, Thursday, March 31 in West Quad 103 for a screening of Cowboys in Paradise. Stockton students Stephanie Cawley and Leah Shockley will lead a discussion of the film following the screening. Both are students of Adeline Koh, assistant professor of literature.
The Asian Film Series kicked off the first of three special events on Thursday March 24. These events question how popular Hollywood images continue to rely on the discourse of Orientalism today.
On Thursday, Stockton students Stephanie Cawley and Kimone Hyman gave a presentation on Orientalism in Eat, Pray, Love before the film was screened. Stephanie and Kimone are students of Adeline Koh, assistant professor in the Literature Program.
This is a direct link to their presentation: Orientalism by Stephanie Cawley and Kimone Hyman. For more information on the Prezi, email Stephanie Cawley (email@example.com) or Kimone Hyman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We enjoyed a good audience turnout (59 attendees total), and thank the Global Citizenship and Diversity Living Learning Communities and the School of Arts and Humanities for the sponsorship of this event.
Stay tuned for the March 31 event! For more information click here.
More information can be found here.
The second installment of the Asian Film Series held on March 4th 2011 was a great success. More than 65 people including students, staff, professors, and community members attended the event. Two documentaries about the beauty industry in China, examining women’s effort to look Westernized and Americanized, were shown. Assistant Professor Ai Zhang from the Communication Studies introduced the event and the overall purpose of holding the Asian Film Series, which is to enhance students’ global awareness and participation. The audience communicated a strong interest in the movies and the Asian Film Series in general. Many of them suggested that this event should be held more often, such as once a month. About 15 people stayed afterward for an in-depth discussion regarding a number of profound social issues raised in the documentaries such as women’s rights movement, social changes, reasons behind the booming beauty industry, and solutions to a better future through an enhanced level of global cultural awareness. Finally, our sincere thanks go to the Diversity and Global Living Learning Community who sponsored the Asian Film series, and to the School of Arts and Humanities and the School of General Studies, who both helped advertise the event.