NANG (Journal)

ISSN 25314912

NANG focuses on cinemas and cinema cultures in the Asian world and 'draws them near' onto the printed page. The aim is to publish, issue-by-issue, a wonderfully rich and profound collection of words and images on cinema, for knowledge, inspiration and enjoyment.

Beautifully-designed and printed on fine papers, NANG broadens the horizons of what the moving image is in Asia, engaging its readers with a wide array of stories, contexts, subjects and works connected by the cinema.

Each and every issue is structured around a specific theme and created in collaboration with a unique group of guest editors and contributors based both within and outside Asia.

Since its inception, NANG has been indexed in the International Index to Film Periodicals compiled by the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF).

To order personal print copies/subscriptions, please visit the NANG website.



Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Davide Cazzaro

Idea

To develop a cinema magazine devoid of what, traditionally, publications in this area are expected to contain: news, reviews, recommendations, columns and reports. Rather, to offer a sustained, in-depth focus on a geographical area (namely Asia; more on this below) and to structure  –  or, better yet, rethink  –  each issue around a specific theme.

Plan

To work on a pre-planned program of 10 issues to be published twice a year; each and every issue to be created by and in collaboration with different guest editors and contributors based both within and outside Asia. I have often been asked about the decision to publish 'only' 10 issues. One off-the-cuff answer might be: as every true storyteller would tell you, a story should always have a beginning, a middle and an end  –  no matter how anticipated or abrupt. Here is a second, more complete answer: personally, I object to the idea of a magazine (and therefore the making of a magazine) whose raison d’être becomes its own longevity… a magazine as a 'container' that somehow has to be filled and available at a given moment. The independent nature of this project instead allows us to concentrate all our efforts into making 10 unique issues and then, among other things, to take stock and see where publishing and cinema are at, and what they may look like in the years to come. After all, at that point we will have reached the beginning of this century’s third decade.

Guest editors

Guest editors are part and parcel of this project and I am humbled that a number of professionals whom I profoundly admire have agreed to come on board. Editors are granted all the creative leeway they need in the choice of theme and construction of issues, without fear of making mistakes (we will make them in one form or another anyway). The brief that editors receive is, well, brief, but admittedly demanding at the same time: to follow their fascinations; to have fun in the process; to make sure contributors have something to say (and that they say it in engaging, effective, accessible ways); to give equal attention to text and imagery; to enjoy reading what is to be published; and lastly, a formalist challenge of sorts: to stick exactly to 120 pages in length in order to dedicate the same amount of attention to each theme.


Since its inception, NANG has been indexed in the International Index to Film Periodicals compiled by the Fédération Internationale des Archives du Film (FIAF).


Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Davide Cazzaro

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Davide Cazzaro

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Davide Cazzaro

Please see NANG's website, www.nangmagazine.com


Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Davide Cazzaro

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Davide Cazzaro

 
International Index to Film Periodicals

Publisher & Editor-in-Chief

Davide Cazzaro

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