Film southasia

"Festival of southasian documentries"

A S Panneerselvan

A S Panneerselvan is the Readers’ Editor, or ombudsman, for the Hindu. Apart from being a regular columnist, he is an adjunct faculty member of the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai. With wide experience in both print and television journalism, he headed the regional media development organisation Panos South Asia from 2004 to 2014. He is a member of the governing body of the K M Adimoolam Foundation for Arts in Chennai and an editorial advisor for the long-form magazine, the Little Magazine. He directed ‘Making Trouble Where There Is None’, produced by Frontline magazine of the Hindu Group. The film looks at communal mobilisation during the Lord Ganesh festival in Chennai. He was a Reuters Fellow at the University of Oxford and has lectured widely in the UK, US and Europe.

Anomaa Rajakaruna

Anomaa Rajakaruna is a visiting lecturer at University of Jaffna and has taught at several media institutions. She has won many national and international awards for her photography and her documentary film work. She is the founder of Agenda 14, a platform for promoting freedom of expression in Sri Lanka and edits the quarterly cinema journal, ‘Prakashanayata Awakashayak’. Previously, she was the chief editor of Chithrapata, a magazine published by the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka. She is the festival director of Jaffna International Cinema Festival and Agenda 14 Short Film Festival. She has extensively worked as a curator and programmer for several international film festivals and has served as a juror for over 25 national and international film festivals.

Narayan Wagle

Narayan Wagle is a Kathmandu based journalist and novelist. He is the chief writer for the digital newspaper Setopati, and has edited Nepali national dailies such as Kantipur and Nagarik during tense political periods in the country. He is the author of two novels ‘Palpasa Café’ (2005) and ‘Mayur Times’ (2010). Palpasa Café won the Madan Puraskar, Nepal’s most prestigious literature award in 2005 and has been translated in English, French and Korean. Wagle once led a folk-rock band on a trek to remote highlands in search of a song which was captured and crafted as the film ‘Bhedako Oon Jasto’ (2003), which premiered as the closing film of FSA’03.