"Camera Lucida and Sans Soleil:

a Japanese perspective across a millennium"

This paper investigate the core aesthetic values in Sans Soleil by searching for the film’s relationship with the concept of studium / punctum of Barthes and another pair of well-known aesthetic principles called okashi and mono no aware from Japanese classical literature.

"Necessarily Irrational:

Comparing Jean Rouch’s "Les Maîtres Fous" and Trinh T. Minh-ha’s "Reassemblage" in Depicting the Other"

In this essay, I will investigate how two highly regarded filmmakers, Jean Rouch and Trinh T. Minh-ha, have tackled the task of making documentary films as outsiders in different styles, principles and approaches, and what they accomplished as results.