Explore Asian cinema’s global journeys with Nang magazine

by Grace Wang in May 2018
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The 21st-century phenomenon of migration has inspired a wide range of responses from independent magazine makers. Colors magazine was the first I can remember, with its ‘Moving House’ issue in 2014, and since then we’ve seen whole magazines dedicated to the subject (Migrant Journal) and lots of others investigating it from very specific angles (for example the first issue of Contra journal is dedicated to the representation of displacement in visual culture).

The new issue of Nang magazine adds its voice to the conversation by focusing on filmmakers who have left their home country. Primarily a magazine dedicated to cinema in Asia, this latest edition tells a wide range of stories, from personal tales of political oppression through to broader stories of cultural difference, but all understood through the prism of Asian cinema. Take a look at the video below to see a guided flick through the magazine – I hope it gives a sense of the range and ambition of this fascinating film journal.

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