Breakfast with a side of stimulation

Cultural diversity and freedom of expression in the Asia Pacific

APSA was founded under the auspices of UNESCO’s 2005 Convention to protect and promote the Diversity of Cultural Expressions, sharing in the mandate to promote the “fruitful diversity of cultures” and the “free flow of ideas by word and image”. 

Over ten years later, in an increasingly interconnected world, how can individuals and communities have freer and more immediate access to a rich diversity of cultural expressions?   

Drawing on their unique perspectives and combined decades of filmmaking experience, this esteemed panel will explore cultural diversity and freedom of expression in the Asia Pacific 

Speakers include: 

  • EFA Deputy Chairman Mike Downey (United Kingdom), winner of 2017 Cultural Diversity Award for Dede
  • Director Garin Nugroho (Indonesia), winner of 2018 Cultural Diversity Award for Memories of My Body
  • Director Liubov Borisova (Russian Federation), nominee of 2019 Cultural Diversity Award for The Sun Above Me Never Sets 

Wednesday 20 November 2019
9.30am – 11.00am 

Emporium Hotel South Bank, Frangipani 2 & 3
267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

This event is part of the Asia Pacific Screen Forum 

Ticket price includes brunch. 

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The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.

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