January 25, 2013
Seeking input on relationship between famous hauntings and Asian culture and history for documentary
From; Christopher Laursen
Singapore-based InFocus Asia is producing a documentary television series that sounds quite promising; they are looking at locations that are reputed to be haunted, and putting them into social, cultural and historical context. Perhaps there are some colleagues who would like to offer input.
all the best,
University of British Columbia
Subject: Seeking input on relationship between famous hauntings and Asian culture and history
TV production company InFocus Asia, based in Singapore, is seeking scholars who can speak on social, cultural, and historical contexts of allegedly haunted locations across Asia.
This new documentary series for a major international channel explores the potential connections between haunted places and historical events and Asian cultures. Are hauntings actually connected to what happened in the past? By investigating a haunting, we attempt to reveal the truth of hidden or forgotten history and explore cultures and belief systems.
InFocus Asia is well known as a content provider for major international channels - Psychic Vietnam for the BBC is a good example related to exploring the relationship between the supernatural and society. Psychic Vietnam is the fourth clip in their online portfolio: http://www.infocusasia.com/factual
Right now, IFA is hoping to touch base with those knowledgeable about Asian ghosts and hauntings from a variety of disciplinary approaches, as well as scholars who have studied traumatic events in Asian history (e.g. war, rebellion, epidemics, imprisonment, hard labour, etc.). Planned episodes will be filmed in Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, and India.
If you know of experts of Asia who could offer input on these themes (on or off-camera), or yourself are interested in offering input, please contact Kelly Lin, Development Producer, InFocus Asia (Singapore) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at +65 6224 6366
If you are interested, please respond ASAP.
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