University of Nottingham Malaysia
School of
Media, Languages and Cultures

What Can Film Archives do for Democratic Engagement? Discussion and Film Screening

15th November 2022
Should you have any queries, please contact Sandeep Ray.

Arul Prakkash, activist, filmmaker and co-founder of Rohingya Genocide Archive, is a principal member of Arkib Filem Rakyat, a video archive of Malaysia's social movement over the past three decades that has been meticulously digitised and stored. Arkib Filem Rakyat recently won the 2022 SEAPAVAA Best Archival Project in the region. The session will provide a sneak preview of this extensive online repository which will be open to the public in March of 2023.

Mr Prakkash will also screen his 2018 documentary film 'Melawan Arus' and will participate in a Q&A session with the audience. The session will be moderated by Sandeep Ray.


15 November 2022, Tuesday
Time: 17:00 (GMT +8)
Location: Room F1A15
                 University of Nottingham Malaysia
                 Jalan Broga 43000 Semenyih Selangor 

This session is curated as part of the 'Documentary Film and Documentary Practice' module at SMLC and is open to the Nottingham community. 

About the speaker
Arul Prakkash is a human rights activist, community organiser and media specialist, leading WITNESS’ programmatic work in Asia and the Pacific. WITNESS helps people use video and technology to protect and defend human rights. He works to strengthen the use of video to expose human rights violations in critical response situations such as war crimes, ethnic cleansing, forced evictions, elections-related violence and police abuse. Prakkash has been immersed in grassroots multimedia communications for more than 20 years in Malaysia, especially with civil society organisations, independent media, and activists.

School of Media, Languages and Cultures

University of Nottingham Malaysia
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