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Masahiro Sugano’s Short Film on Climate Justice Screens at the Royal Academy of Arts in London

Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from Tell Them film

On September 29, 2018 the largest exhibition of arts and culture of Oceania opened at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, featuring IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano’s short film, “Tell Them.” Originally filmed live at the Southbank Centre as part of the Cultural Olympiad London 2012 showcase, the spoken word film features poet and climate justice activist Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner from the Marshall Islands. ...

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Two short films by Masahiro Sugano selected for the 2018 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Germany

image of woman in red dress on busy street from Neon Poem

Out of more than 1,200 entries from 87 countries, Berlin’s Literaturwerkstatt program commission selected two films by IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano as part of the 2018 ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in both Münster and Berlin.The festival ran from September 27th to 30th 2018. The two works screened were spoken word short films by powerful poet Tjawangwa “TJ” Dema of Botswana. Both “Dreams” and “Neon Poem” were featured in this year’s festival line up. Both videos were ...

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Masahiro Sugano screens his feature documentary “Cambodian Son” at Yunnan University in Kunming, China

Masahiro Sugano

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano was invited to present his award winning feature documentary “Cambodian Son” at The Lancang—Mekong Anthropology Documentary Forum from July 25-28, 2018. The 3-day forum included a curated exhibition of documentary films from the Lancang-Mekong river countries and regions, and related public programs, such as Q&A sessions, workshops and regional panel discussions. The educational event was organized by ...

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Masahiro Sugano screens his films at Afrika Eye Festival

Masahiro Sugano

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano screened his film at Afrika Eye Festival held in Bristol, UK, a site recently named a UNESCO City of Film. The short films “Dreams” and “Neon Poem” directed by Masahiro Sugano featured the poetry and performance of Tjawangwa (TJ) Dema, from Botswana, who recently won the 2018 Sillerman First Book Prize for African Poets for her collection, The Careless Seamstress.

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Masahiro Sugano commissioned by Washington Filmworks and premieres at the 44th Seattle International Film Festival

Masahiro Sugano

IAS faculty member Masahiro Sugano has been commissioned by Washington Filmworks to create a short film for the 2018 Fly Filmmaking Challenge which will screen at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival. This year’s Challenge will explore why creativity matters and how creativity changes the world we live in for the better. Sugano and his media lab Studio Revolt has been chosen to create a short documentary specifically on visual artists. Sugano has selected four Tacoma-based artists to ...

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