Film Screening: Above and Below the Ground

The Center for Southeast Asian Studies will be showing Emily Hong’s current project, Above and Below the Ground, which features indigenous women and punk rock pastors leading an environmental movement on water rights in Northern Myanmar. The film debuted in August, so we will have it hot off the press for its first broad release. Our friends at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii-Manoa will host the in-person portion of the event.

About the Director

Emily Hong is a Seoul-born visual anthropologist and filmmaker based in Philadelphia and Bangkok. Her work seeks to challenge the colonial legacies of anthropology and documentary filmmaking by creating space to honor non-Western ways of knowing and being. Emily is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Visual Studies at Haverford College, a co-founder of Ethnocine and Rhiza Collectives, and a Steering Committee member of the Asian American Documentary Network. Her work builds on fifteen years of facilitation, organizing and campaigning experience with grassroots movements in Asia and the US with a focus on Indigenous rights, environmental and economic justice.

This event is free and open to the public; no registration required.

Monday, October 16 at 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Asian American Resource Center
375 Wirtz, DeKalb, IL 60115

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