Documenting China’s Great Famine Part I: A Talk by Filmmaker Wu Wenguang and a Screening of “Because of Hunger: Diary I”
–Dana Auditorium (Sunderland Language Center)
356 College Street
Middlebury, VT 05753 View in Campus Map
Open to the Public
Wu Wenguang (b. 1956) is a leading figure in the Chinese New Documentary Film Movement. He has made ten films, including the seminal “Bumming in Beijing” (1991). In 2005 Wu co-founded the Caochangdi Workstation Art Center in Beijing, where he curated the Village Documentary Project (2005) and the on-going Memory Project (2010), which organizes amateur filmmakers to record memories of China’s Great Famine (1958-1961) and family and local histories. From 7:00 to 8:00 PM Wu will talk in English about the Memory Project and take questions. Wu’s talk will be followed by a 8:15 to 9:45 PM screening of his “Because of Hunger: Diary I” (2013, Chinese with English subtitles), which documents the first two years of the Memory Project.
- Sponsored by:
- Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs; Chinese; Film & Media Culture; East Asian Studies