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Second BFI Workshops


The second series of BFI workshops ‘Decolonising Film Theory Through Asian Cinema’ was held at BFI Southbank on 6, 13, and 20 February 2024. Victor Fan, KCL focused on methods originating from Asia; Manishita Dass, Royal Holloway addressed the work of radical Indian filmmaker, Ritwik Ghatak; and Chris Berry, KCL + guest panellists explored questions of truth and public revelation in Chinese documentary.

Please find a summary and reading suggestions for each session below:

Session 1: Decolonisation and Asia as Problematics

Session 2: Film Practice / Film Theory: The Work of Ritwik Ghatak

Session 3: Thinking About Truth and Ethics through Chinese Documentary