A Quick Look at Vietnamese Cinema in the Era of Renovated Economy (Đổi Mới)

Article by Hanh T. L. Nguyen. Abstract: This short article gives an overview of the Vietnamese cinema in the era of economic reforms in Vietnam since 1986 to the present time, known as Đổi Mới era. Due to social, economic and political transformations brought about by Đổi Mới, Vietnamese cinema …

Patents as Devices of Accumulation by Exclusion: The Case of COVID-19

Article by Lungani Hlongwa. Abstract: As some countries were preparing to enter the ‘post-covid-19 era,’ news headlines consistently reported of the grim prospects that some countries would remain entrapped by the pandemic for years to come. Crucial to this transition from the pandemic to the post-pandemic era is the ability …

Producing Spectacles, Appropriating Traditions: The Case of Baguio’s Panagbenga Festival

Article by Fernan Talamayan. Abstract: Panagbenga is an annual festival held in Baguio City, Philippines every February, celebrating Cordillera’s flora and promoting the region’s culture and economy. Despite the festival being initiated fairly recently, it has found its way to many Filipinos’ calendars. Every year, it attracts millions of visitors …