Chinese Documentaries 2019 – International Symposium and Screenings

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Monday, October 14, 2019
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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Chinese Documentaries 2019 – International Symposium and Screenings
Presented by
Division of Humanities
Center for Chinese Studies
Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library
University of California, Los Angeles


10/14/2019 (Monday) 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (Refreshment 12:30 PM)
Library Presentation Room, 11348 YRL, UCLA

Four Springs《四个春天》 105’ / directed by Lu Qingyi / 13:00-16:00 (for all movies)

Four Springs is a documentary film that presented a family’s daily life in the remote town of Dushan in the Guizhou province in southwest China. From a subjective angle, the camera induced the flow of life out of the screen: the quotidian toils, singing, excursions in nature, visits among friends and extended families, funerals, reunions and departures. It presented the state of being of the two main characters, the director’s own parents, and their attitude when facing irretrievable loss in life.

Drifting 16’ / directed by Hanxiong Bo (UCLA TFT Graduate Student)

Disguised as a girl growing up during the time of one-child policy in China, Yan confuses about his gender identity and struggles with the conservative world around him now. Drifting his dad's old taxi becomes his way of expressing feelings.

Haircut 11’ / directed by Hanxiong Bo (UCLA TFT Graduate Student)

The course of a romantic relationship plays out over a series of haircuts overseas through a single fixed camera's point of view.

From A Distance《窗内的风景》19’ / directed by Liang Zhao (UCLA TFT Graduate Student)

During Summer Break, a young woman travels back to her hometown in Guizhou. Through a distant but somehow intimate observation, she sees different faces of people and places that she used to be close with.
In Person: Liang Zhao 赵亮, Director

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies