Inspired by Hamid Naficy’s “accented cinema,” the texts offer a glimpse into what an intercultural genre and films in-transit might look like and whether the de-territorialization of the filmmaker produces certain traits and characteristics that these films share. Ranging from image-led dialogues to in-depth essays, this Issue hopes to serve as a counter to the narrative of hostile simplification that has embroiled the topic of migration in recent years by celebrating the diversity of voices and experiences that the hyphen brings. Julian Ross is a film programmer, researcher and writer. Programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam and Leverhulme research fellow at University of Westminster. And Maryam Tafakory is an artist-filmmaker and researcher, writing on experimental film-feminism. Selected filmography: Taklif (2014), Poem and Stone (2015) and Absent Wound (2017).
NANG magazine is an English-language 10-issue publication which covers cinema and cinema cultures in the Asian world with passion and insight. The magazine is 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 magazine 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. Since its inception, NANG has been indexed in the International Index to Film Periodicals compiled by the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF). As an independent, non-ad-driven publication, NANG solely relies on the support of its readers and sponsors.
With contributions by
Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn, Nazlı Dinçel, Sophie Hope, Shanay Jhaveri, Shama Khanna, Simon Liu, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Nat Muller, Hesam Nasiri, Danelle Ortiz, Babak Zakeri
And special sections with artwork by
John Clang, Dawood Hilmandi, Hiraki Sawa, Shitamichi Motoyuki
NANG Magazine is a new independent print magazine dedicated to cinema in Asia. Made in South Korea and Italy.
21,316 words / 78 images / 120 pages / Printed on Munken papers by Göteborgstryckeriet (Sweden)