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CHOP | China Ongoing Perspectives Film Series

Outside/Inside: China Through Different Decades and Different Frames A Mini-Film Festival
Wednesday, April 10, 2024
6:00-8:30 PM
Gallery Space (first floor) Hatcher Graduate Library Map
Two nights of film viewing showcasing documentaries about China through the lens of European and Chinese directors--with stories spanning the 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s. Discussants are U-M Postdoctoral Fellows Gavin Healy and Yukun Zeng. Refreshments, Q/A following the films.

Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the U-M Library and the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies. CHOP (China Ongoing Perspectives) film series.

Wednesday, April 10

Sunday in Peking ‘Dimanche à Pekin’
Director: Chris Marker
1956, 18.5m
French avant-garde filmmaker Chris Marker takes the viewer on a journey through Peking--its traditions, history, and banalities of everyday life.

Chung Kuo, Cina
Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
1972, first 32 m
Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni was invited to China in 1972, where he produced a film presenting his impressions of a five-week tour of cities, historical sites, and monuments of socialist construction. Later denounced by the Chinese government as an “anti-China clown” who employed “despicable tricks” to defame the Chinese people, the following decades have come to see a reassessment of Antonioni and his film.

How Yukong Moved the Mountains
Director: Joris Ivens
1974 (The Ball), 17.5m
A supporter and documentarian of Chinese socialism since the 1930s, Joris Ivens returned to China in the last days of the Cultural Revolution to produce a multi-part chronicle of ordinary people and their place in the Chinese revolution.

Thursday, April 11

A Young Patriot
Director: Haibin Du
2015 1h 45m
A Chinese documentary that explores China's youths born after 1990 through 19-year-old "patriotic exhibitionist" Zhao as he begins to question nationalism and is challenged by Western influences.
Building: Hatcher Graduate Library
Event Type: Film Screening
Tags: Asia, China, Film
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University Library, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures