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Exclusive Video Interview With Executive Director Samuel Jamier on The 20th New York Asian Film Festival

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Samuel Jamier, Executive Director of the New York Asian Film Festival, is a polyglot and cosmopolitan cinephile. His European studies, between France and London, his Korean heritage and collaborations with Japanese institutions, have given him a a worldly perspective on the art of filmmaking.

In this exclusive interview he shares his ideas on the craft of motion pictures and the way he channels them in his role as director of the kermesse that is based in the Big Apple, with the aim of increasing exposure of Asian representation on screen. This special edition marks an important return in presence after the pandemic and the rich programme running from July 15th until July 31st provides opportunities for audiences to experience talks and screenings of Eastern cinematography. 

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Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi
Chiara Spagnoli Gabardihttps://www.cinemadailyus.com
Works as film critic and journalist who covers stories about culture and sustainability. With a degree in Political Sciences, a Master’s in Screenwriting & Film Production, and studies at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Chiara has been working in the press since 2003. Italian by blood, British by upbringing, fond of Japanese culture since the age of 7, once a New Yorker always a New Yorker, and an avid traveller, Chiara collaborates with international magazines and radio-television networks. She is also a visual artist, whose eco-works connect to her use of language: the title of each painting is inspired by the materials she upcycles on canvas. Her ‘Material Puns’ have so far been exhibited in four continents, across ten countries. She is a dedicated ARTivist, donating her works to the causes and humanitarians she supports, and is Professor of Phenomenology of Contemporary Arts at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.


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