As video production becomes more accessible and gender awareness starts to receive its due recognition, there is an increasing number of women’s cinema in Southeast Asia. Through camera lenses, women filmmakers express their experiences and thoughts of the history, politics, and society of their own countries.
In response to the emerging presence of women in the film industry, the Taiwan Women's Film Association organized a screening program presenting women filmmakers from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, and Cambodia. While touring in six cities across the country, films were shown in the eldery public housing, social welfare centers, independent bookshops, universities, cinema, and archaeological sites. Two pre-screening introductions and another two post-screening discussions were given in order to offer audiences information about the historical and cultural contexts of the selected works. The selected films are as follows.
Every October, the Taiwan Women’s Film Association organizes the Women Make Waves International Film Festival while running screening events across the country. By showing women’s cinema, the Association wants to broaden audiences’ knowledge in art and culture, stimulate gender consciousness, and increase mutual understanding across the borders.
For more information about the Association, please visit their website at http://www.wmw.org.tw/