Pleasure to be invited to curate “The Cinema of Nishtha Jain” in Yogyakarta, Indonesia – a city that loves and welcomes documentary, debate and diversity.

“Encountering Violence: Media and Memory in Asia,” from Duke University Press. A recent special issue (31:4) edited by Han Sang Kim and Sandeep Ray

Date | 1st May 2023 (Mon)

Time | 3pm

Venue | eslite Forum

How To Write Compelling Historical Fiction, 5 Important Tips by Author, Sandeep Ray

April 2, 2022 

‘Eggs’ is a winner of the Hanif Kureishi Writing Competition

Channel News Asia is doing a series of docs and interactive material on the prison experiment and gruesome disaster on Pulau Senang in Singapore, 1963. I’m a talking head in one of them. All online now.


Press release, JOGJA-NETPAC Film Festival, December 4, 2022:

The jury for the Indonesian Screen Awards – Filipino filmmaker and curator Elvert Banares, Adelaide Film Festival CEO Mat Kesting and visual artist and historian Sandeep Ray – praised The Exiles as a “moving, tender and yet hopeful documentary that will help us and future generations to understand the events of the not-so-distant past, removed by barely one generation”.

7/7/22: Review of ‘Celluloid Colony’ in the International Institute of Asian Studies, Reviews:

5/7/22: Review of ‘Flutter in the Colony’ in the Asian Review of Books

Reorienting Orientalism in Cinema – Asian Film Archive


+ Pedagogy Research Lecture 9/11/2021

+ Research Lecture at NTU on 27/10/2021

+ Celluloid Colony ranks #2 on Amazon New Releases in ‘Documentary Movies’ 24/5/21 

+ Invited talk at Stockholm University via Zoom. Course titled: Postcolonial Perspectives on Audiovisual Media. 18/05/2021

+ Celluloid Colony available from NUS Press 29/03/2021

+ Q&A with Iranian director Ahmad Bahrami about The Wasteland , SGIFF31

+ Jury Member for Festival Film Dokumeter 2020 in Yogyakarta.

+ Students Gong Chen and Caleb Lee win runner-up and 2nd runner-up prizes in the international category at the These Times Student Film Festival in the U.S.

+ Video: NUS Press: ‘Talking about the book’ w/Tim Barnard & Imperial Creatures 

+ Interview with student Huang Qiuhong for publishing in the Emory Journal of Asian Studies.  

+ Video: Pajama Review E1: Malaysian Authors

+ Refugee Awareness Week: 2020. Film screening and panel discussion

+ Heni Matalalag’s Ona: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea at the Goethe, Jakarta

+ Photo Album: Shaheen Bagh Protests January 2020