RECIPROCAL is the Asian Film Archive (AFA)'s annual collaborative film programme that spotlights the archival collections of AFA and a partnering archive. Inspired by and responding to the resonance of each other's featured collections, the curated line-up explores the creative intersections and juxtapositions between the preserved national, regional, and international film and moving image, offering perspectives on archival issues and concerns confronting contemporary archivists.
In the 2023 edition of RECIPROCAL, the Asian Film Archive and the Eye Filmmuseum each presents a significant selection of traditional and experimental works from their collections, covering a gamut of perceptions and emotions in the storytelling of personal and collective histories. The line-up includes canonical titles of Dutch Cinema, newly digitised and restored rare works, and animated gems from across the globe.
Reciprocal 2023 will run from 30 June – 30 July 2023 at Oldham Theatre. There will be an online talk with AFA's Senior Archivist Tee Pao and the team at Eye Filmmuseum about the programme on Wednesday, 12 July, 7pm.