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Why and for whom do you write/work today?
Feature by: Alexis A. Tioseco

May Ingawanij

I write about cinema out of a curiosity about how new film forms come into the world, and [I write] about Thai cinema to try to understand the country's film cultures, past and present. I'm beginning to realise that the most difficult, yet necessary thing, is to write as intervention–to help clear a space for a more critical and creative film culture. Hats off to those who exercise judgment and courage in holding this ground.
May Adadol Ingawanij completed her PhD, entitled 'Hyperbolic Heritage: Bourgeois Spectatorship and Contemporary Thai Cinema' at the London Consortium, University of London. She has taught world cinema at Goldsmiths, University of London, and the University of East London. Her research interests include the return of modernism and the political avant-garde in world cinema, and the cinema's historical role in creating public spheres in Thailand.

The answers:

Vipavinee Artpradid
May Ingawanij
Khoo Gaik Cheng
Benjamin McKay
Hassan Muthalib
Vinita Ramani
Kong Rithdee
Prima Rusdi
Ben Slater
Tan Bee Thiam
Chalida Uabumrungjit
Jan Uhde
Noel Vera
Zhang Wenjie

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