Film and Faith 4: Spirituality in Asian Film

Nov 13th 2009

For the fourth consecutive year, CFA will be offering the Film and Faith Seminar with Fr. Peter Malone, MSC, to be held on January 11-13, 2010 at the CFA Lagerwey Hall from 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m., with free film screenings at 5:30p.m.

F&F4 will focus on Spirituality in Asian Film, with Fr. Malone discussing the setting for Asian spirituality, the nature of faith, belief and commitment. Since Asia is the region where the major religions of the world originated, Fr. Malone observed, “Asia is often associated with spirituality, the many different ways in which these religions, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam, grew and developed.”

Examples of films dramatizing the major Asian religions and traditions will be shown. Well-known directors such as Satyajit Ray (India), Akira Kurosawa (Japan), Zhang Yimou (China), Kim-Ki-duk (South Korea) and Lino Brocka (Philippines) will be cited.

On the third day, Fr Malone will be joined by Filipino film critics and writers/directors including Clodualdo del Mundo Jr, who will speak on the Philippine film experience.

Fr. Peter Malone, MSC is a former member of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications and was the first President of SIGNIS, the international Catholic body for film, radio, and television. He is an internationally known author and lecturer on film and media education. He is a regular member of the Catholic Jury at International Film Festivals such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin as well as in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.

Slots for the seminar will be limited. Those interested to participate may contact the CFA Training Department at 713-2732 or 713-2972 or email training@cfamedia.org or cfamedia_training@yahoo.com. Sign up now and avail of special discounts for early or group registration or for Signis members.

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