Poetic Refuge: Migration and the Films of Phuttiphong Aroonpheng

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JHI - UTM 2020-2021 Seminar Series


"Poetic Refuge: Migration and the Films of Phuttiphong Aroonpheng." is the fourth seminar for the Mediating Race, Reimagining Geopolitics, JHI-UTM Seminar 2020-2021, co-hosted by the Department of Visual Studies, the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies at the Asian Institute, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy and the UTM Collaborative Digital Research Space, University of Toronto, Objectifs and the Toronto Film and Media Seminar. 

Convenors: Selmin Kara (Associate Professor, OCAD University) and Elizabeth Wijaya (Assistant Professor, University of Toronto)

Moderator: Ornwara Tritrakarn (Graduate student, Cornell University)


  • Arnika Fuhrmann(Associate Professor, Cornell University)
  • Jacques Bertrand (Professor, University of Toronto)
  • Ishita Tiwary (Horizon Post-Doctoral Fellow / Assistant Professor, Concordia University)
  • Mai Meksawan (Producer, Manta Ray )

Screenings details for Manta Ray will be provided on Oct 31st to the first 100 registrants based in Canada. 

The film link for "Ferris Wheel" will be updated on Oct 31st. Both films will be available from Oct 31st to Nov 4th.