The Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Kyoto University is accepting entries for the "2013 Visual Documentary Project", which is open to independent, young and upcoming filmmakers from Southeast Asia. The proposed documentaries must deal with the topic of "Plural Co-existence in Southeast Asia".
Photos by Dave Lumenta 2013
Southeast Asia is a place of rich diversity and home to more than 600 million people. On one hand, migration, work opportunities, and the flow of cultural goods create opportunities for people across the region to meet. People live side-by-side and in that process contribute to the creation of different groupings known as plural societies. On the other hand, these can create various kinds of tension, conflict and violence directed towards certain groups or minorities. The documentaries should deal with broad themes such as multiple ethnic groups sharing urban/rural spaces, how integration policies affect communities, the role of religion in multicultural societies, representation in the arts and media, peace-building in Southeast Asia, minority groups' rights (sexual, language, religious, political, ethnic), mobility and migration within the region, and gender and transgender issues.
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