CMC Research Brownbag presents Nick Deocampo's lecture, "Historiography of a 'Lost' Cinema: Issues to Consider" on November 24, 2016 (2-4pm) at Videotheque, UP Film Institute.
“How does one write the history of a ‘lost’ cinema?” The problematic surrounding Cebu’s “lost” cinema provides a daunting task for film historians desiring to write about a cinema whose films are lost, its filmmakers are gone and there is no reliable archive to consult about its past. Even the scant historiography available is uneven and in need of scrupulous scrutiny and validation. Considering the difficulties faced in historicizing Cebu’s “lost” film heritage, this talk will discuss key issues to consider in constructing the historiography of a cinema burdened with “absence” and “loss.”
Nick Deocampo is a filmmaker, film historian, and associate professor at the U.P. Film Institute. He is also the Director of the Center for New Cinema. He graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in Theater Arts at the University of the Philippines (UP). He studied filmmaking in Paris, France as a French Government scholar and took his Master of Arts degree in Cinema Studies in New York University as a Fulbright scholar. For his documentaries, he has received various film awards and for his scholarship, he has received international fellowships and grants. An advocate of film literacy, he has written books on the subject and has embarked on a multi-volume history of cinema in the Philippines.