NANG Magazine Issue 6: Manifestos
Issue 6 is dedicated to Manifestos. At various moments in cinema history, filmmakers have stepped forth to denounce, to challenge, to argue for or against, to communicate new values, ideas and ideals. They have demanded changes to the prevailing aesthetic, industrial or political order. Some might dismiss such manifestos as little more than cries in the dark. But these public statements have often proved influential and/or prophetic, encompassing not only filmmaking and the moving image but also politics, history, society and more. This Issue reproduces and critically dissects 12 manifestos (self-described and otherwise) hailing from a range of contexts, regions and eras. Although each of these documents were meant first and foremost to speak to the times in which they were written, this Issue invites us to consider how compelling and just as relevant they remain in the present day.
About the guest editor:
Darcy Paquet is a film critic, translator, author and the founder of Koreanfilm.org.
He consults for the Udine Far East Film Festival and teaches at the Busan Asian Film School. In 2014 he co-launched the Wildflower Film Awards Korea, an awards ceremony for Korean independent films.
About NANG Magazine:
NANG is an English-language 10-issue magazine which covers cinema and cinema cultures in the Asian world with passion and insight. Published twice a year over a period of five years, NANG’s ambition is to build a wonderfully rich and profound collection of words and images on cinema, for knowledge, inspiration, and enjoyment.
Beautifully-printed on fine papers, NANG broadens the horizons of what the moving image is in Asia, engaging its readers with a wide array of stories, contexts, subjects and works connected by the cinema.
Each and every issue of NANG is structured around a specific theme and created in collaboration with a unique group of guest editors and contributors based both within and outside Asia.