[Iag-list] Film screening: "Making sense of rural change in Asia"

Vickie Zhang vzhang at student.unimelb.edu.au
Mon Aug 17 01:08:29 UTC 2020

Hi all,

The School of Geography will be hosting an online film screening event this
week on 'Making sense of rural change in Asia,' as part of the University
of Melbourne's Science Festival. The event will feature short ethnographic
films made by Jane Dyson, Lisa Palmer and myself, followed by a Q and A
session, with Uma Kothari chairing.

The screening will take place on Thursday from 6pm - 7.45pm (AEST). Details
and registration link below.

Best wishes,


** Making sense of rural change in Asia: Film screening and discussion **

How do we make sense of rural change in Asia? This special screening event
draws together ethnographic films directed by three researchers in the
School of Geography to explore the intimate and sensory aspects of cultural
continuity and change across rural Asia.

Featuring communities in India, China, and the border of Indonesia and
Timor-Leste, each film explores how modernity is shifting people’s
relationship to their communities and the places they call home.

The evening event will feature an introductory session with the three
directors, followed by post-screening Q and A with the films' creators.

The films are:

- Spirit: Longing and Belonging in the Indian Himalayas (20mins, Jane
Dyson, India)
- Drum Village Primary School (14 mins, Vickie Zhang, China)
- Wild Honey: Caring for Bees in a Divided Land (30 mins, Lisa Palmer,

Speaker Bios

- Professor Uma Kothari (Moderator): Professor, School of Geography,
University of Melbourne and Professor of Migration and Postcolonial
Studies, University of Manchester
-  Dr Jane Dyson: Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, University of
-  Ms Vickie Zhang: Graduate Researcher, School of Geography, University of
-  Associate Professor Lisa Palmer: Associate Professor, School of
Geography, University of Melbourne

To register, go to

Vickie Zhang

PhD Student
School of Geography
The University of Melbourne
221 Bouverie St,
Carlton VIC 3053.


*Recent Publication:* Zhang, V. (2020). NOISY FIELD EXPOSURES, or what
comes before attunement. *cultural geographies*, Online First.
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