Navigating complex social and political climates through film


Film production is a challenging prospect under any circumstances. But how is production impacted when the threat of violence is ever present? This panel will discuss how filmmakers navigate the politics, the logistics, and the challenges of filming in politically unsafe environments. From cultural restrictions, warzones, protests, or working with politically or culturally sensitive material, panellists will share their experiences from the frontline.

Featuring Shawkat Amin Korki (Iraq), Rachel Leah Jones (Israel, United States of America), Sam Ho (Hong Kong (PRC), United States of America),and Granaz Moussavi (Australia, Islamic Republic of Iran), moderated by Peter Greste (Australia).

Panellists will be joining the 3rd Asia Pacific Screen Forum virtually.  In person events held at HOTA, Home of the Arts include industry networking and refreshments.

Friday, 12 November 2021
Time 15:00-16:00 (AEST)
Where HOTA, Home of the Arts – and Online
Tickets Individual tickets and forum bundles available. Prices vary region to region.


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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