AsiaLENS: "The Song Collector" with Dr. Stefan Fiol

The Robert E. Brown Center for World Music welcomes UIUC Musicology alumnus Dr. Stefan P. Fiol (PhD, 2008) as part of the AsiaLENS film series. Dr. Fiol, who currently serves as Associate Professor of Ethnomusicology at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, will return to campus to introduce the film "The Song Collector," also leading a post-screening dialogue.

The film screening and dialogue will take place Tuesday March 12, 2019, at 7pm in the Spurlock Museum Knight Auditorium.

About the film:

Through the intimate interactions of three generations of the Namgyal family, "The Song Collector" explores the uneasy relationship between culture and development and ultimately offers a new vision, inspired by the Buddhist concept of the ‘middle path’, that seeks to find a lasting coexistence between tradition and modernization. (Directed by Erik Koto. 2016. Ladakh, India. 54 minutes.)

AsiaLENS is a series of free public film screenings and discussion programs—organized by the Asian Educational Media Service (AEMS)/Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) in collaboration with the Spurlock Museum and the Robert E. Brown Center for World Music—presenting recent documentary and independent films on issues reflecting contemporary life in Asia. Local and visiting experts introduce the films and lead audiences in post-screening discussions.

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