ICAS 11 Film Festival

Screening Schedule
Venue: Lipsius 0.19

The ICAS 11 Film Festival – designed to complement ICAS 11 conference proceedings – will showcase documentary films from Asia. From human interest stories to narratives of caste, community and gender violence and exclusion, these films explore the histories, societies, politics and culture of South, South East and Central Asia. The films attempt to move beyond academic enquiry and could be read as visual documentations of these magnificently and rapidly transforming societies, where tradition and modernity are articulated not as binaries but located in an alternative conceptual universe. The films shortlisted for screening during ICAS 11 come from a diverse range of countries such as India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Japan and Afghanistan. The festival provides a unique platform for ICAS participants to not only experience the films themselves but also be part of a Q&A session with filmmakers and experts immediately after the screenings.

The ICAS 11 Film Festival is curated by Dr Roshni Sengupta.

16 July 2019 

Time Details of films
09:30 – 12.30 Film: Cong Binh: The lost fighters of Vietnam (Vietnam/France)
Discussion: Lam Le (filmmaker) with Phan Le Ha, Liam C. Kelley, Tri Phuong, Webby Kalikiti, Emmanuelle Peyvel and Trấn Nguyên Khang
13:30 – 15.15 Film: Meet the Millennials — Episode 1: Inside the Pressure Cooker (Europe/Korea)
In Conversation: Lucas de Man with Ting-Fai Yu

17 July 2019 

Time Details of films
11:15 – 13:00 Film: Repdeman (Indonesia)
In Conversation: Juniator Tulius with Rizal Shidiq
14:45 – 16:30 Film: Saving Mes Aynak (Afghanistan)
In Conversation: Naomi Standen with Elena Paskaleva
17:00 – 18:45 Film: Sangharsh (India)
In Conversation: Nicolas Jaoul (filmmaker) with Pralay Kanungo

18 July 2019 

Time Details of films
11:15 – 13:00 Film: Lukochuri (Bangladesh)
In Conversation: Nasrin Siraj (filmmaker) with Roshni Sengupta
14:45 – 16:30 Film: This Island is Ours (Japan/Korea)  
In Conversation: Alexander Bukh with Thomas Mes
17:00 – 18:45 Film: Living Like a Common Man (India/UK)
In Conversation: Sanderien Verstappen (filmmaker) with Priya Swamy

19 July 2019 

Time Details of films
11:15 – 13:00 Film: Rangsa ni Tonun (Indonesia)
In Conversation: Sandra Niessen with Roshni Sengupta
14:45 – 16:30 Film: Revisiting Home (Hong Kong)
In Conversation/installation: H. Anson Mak with Ting-Fai Yu
17:00 – 18:45 Film: Lynch Nation (India)
In Conversation: Britta Ohm with Aatreyee Ghosh


The full details of all films can be downloaded here.

Films To Be Screened at Trianon on Thursday 18 July 2019

TrianonPartners: Trianon Theatre, Leiden
The ICAS 11 Film Festival is delighted to collaborate with the Trianon Theatre – one of the best-known landmarks of the city of Leiden. The Trianon Theatre is also one of the oldest cinemas in Holland, opening its door to audiences on 19 August 1927. The interior was designed by Jaap Gidding, also responsible for the marvellous Amsterdamse Tuschinski Theater. Screenings at Trianon are free for ICAS 11 participants with conference badges. Non-ICAS 11 participants can buy a ticket via the following links:

  1. https://www.bioscopenleiden.nl/Verwacht/Leiden-Asia-Week:-This-Island-is-Ours/2172
  2. https://www.bioscopenleiden.nl/Verwacht/Leiden-Asia-Week:-Saving-Mes-Aynak/2173
  3. https://www.bioscopenleiden.nl/Verwacht/Leiden-Asia-Week:-Cong-Binh-The-Lost-Fighters-Of-Vietnam-/2174

Screening Schedule
Venue: Trianon Theatre, Breestraat 31, Leiden

Time Details of films
11:00 - 12:15 This Island is Ours (ICAS 11 submission)                             
Director: Nils Clauss and Alexander Bukh/2016/54 Minutes            
13:00 - 14:15 Saving Mes Aynak
Director: Brent Huffman/2014/45 minutes
15:00 – 17:30 Cong Binh: The lost fighters of Vietnam
Director: Lam Le/2012/118 minutes