When :from Wednesday 12 December, 2018 18:30 to Wednesday 12 December, 2018 20:45
Type of event :Film projection
Where :UNESCO Headquarters, 7, place de Fontenoy, 75007, Paris, France
The annual Asia Pacific Screen Awards (APSA) has a unique category for a Cultural Diversity Award, under the patronage of UNESCO. The 2018 winner is “Memories of my body” by Garin Nugroho (Indonesia)and the first international screening will be at UNESCO Headquarters.
The film is in Indonesian, with English sub-titles.
This special screening, in the presence of the Director Garin Nugroho (Indonesia) and Jaclyn McLendon, General Manager of APSA, followed by a discussion with the audience, is organized within the framework of the 12th session of the Intergovernmental Committee of the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). The 2005 Convention highlights the important role of the cultural and creative industries – including the film industry – in building vibrant, creative and inclusive societies.
The APSA Awards are the highest cinematographic distinction in the Asia-Pacific region, which includes over 70 countries and accounts for half of the world’s film production.
The screening is a free public event and is also open to the delegates attending the meeting.
Juno is just a child when his father abandons him in their village in Central Java. Alone now, he joins a Lengger dance center where men shape their feminine appearance and movement. Since his youth, Juno has grown to feel that in a man there is always an element of male and female. On his journey Juno gets attention and love from his dance teachers, a handsome boxer and a Warok, and he must face the battlefield that his body is becoming.