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Monday, September 5, 2011

"CITY PATHWAYS, a screening of two short ethnographic documentaries"

The following notice is from UP Baguio CSC Director Delfin L. Tolentino, Jr:
The Cordillera Studies Center is pleased to invite you to CITY  PATHWAYS, a screening of two short ethnographic documentaries on the intersections of gender, food, and public spaces in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Directed by Nurina Malinda and Yeoh Seng Guan, the films  will be shown on Thursday, 8 September 2011, 2:30 p.m., at the College of Social Sciences Audio-Visual Room, UP Baguio.

The first film, The Gendhong Women of Beringharjo Market, is a 15-minute documentary about the women porters in the busy Beringharjo Market of Yogyakarta. Soto Ayam, the second and longer film (29 minutes), tells of the experiences of a vendor of soto ayam, a popular  Indonesian dish. The film is also set in Yograkarta, the educational and cultural center of the major Indonesian island of Java.

An open forum follows the screening of the films, with Dr. Yeoh Seng-Guan as discussant.

An urban anthropologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh,  Dr. Yeoh is based at the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Sunway Branch, Malaysia. He has conducted fieldwork in Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Currently a Research  Affiliate of the Cordillera Studies Center, he is in the Philippines in connection with his research on memory and public spaces in Baguio City.