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CHOP Film Series | 76 Days (2020) PANEL

Director Hao Wu with U-M guest panelists
Friday, October 8, 2021
7:00-8:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Please note that all listed times for the CHOP Film Series are Eastern Time (US & Canada).

Raw and intimate, this documentary--the first feature documentary on the COVID-19 pandemic to play at a film festival (Toronto Int’l Film Festival)--captures the struggles of patients and frontline medical professionals battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan.

(Register for panel to receive instructions later for FREE ONLINE INDEPENDENT VIEWING of film Oct 1-10)

1hr 33min; Chinese with English subtitles

76 Days was shortlisted for the Academy Awards and won an Emmy and a Peabody Award.

Discussants: Director Wu with Twila Tardif (Professor of Psychology) and Michael Imperiale (Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; Associate Vice President for Research, Policy and Compliance)

Twila Tardif is Professor of Psychology and Professor of Chinese Studies in the Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research interests include cross-language comparisons of Chinese and English speaking children and brain and behavioral bases of language and literacy development in bilingual children. She recently presented findings at the Ford School of Public Policy—along with other U-M researchers--on COVID-19 across the globe including worldwide anxiety about the disease, prevention efforts, vaccination, and blame, as well as how these issues vary across regions and identities.

Michael Imperiale is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Vice President for Research – Policy and Compliance at the University of Michigan. He has served on National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine committees addressing the issues of responsible conduct of research, dual use life sciences research, and the intersection of science and security, and has published extensively on these topics. This included chairing a study published in 2018 entitled “Biodefense in the Age of Synthetic Biology.” He served as an inaugural member of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity from 2005-2014, on the Planetary Protection Subcommittee at NASA, and on the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law at the National Academies.

His research interests focus on the study of DNA tumor viruses. He has made important contributions to our understanding of how these viruses regulate expression of their genes, how they contribute to oncogenesis, and how they interact with the infected cell in order to cause acute disease. Most recently his laboratory has been developing in vitro models with which to study the biology of polyomaviruses in healthy individuals and immunosuppressed patients.

Please register for this Zoom webinar here:

See also CHOP events on:

October 6 (People's Republic of Desire):

October 7 (All in My Family):

CHOP (China Ongoing Perspectives) movie series, a collaboration between LRCCS and the Asia Library, will spotlight the films of award-winning director Hao Wu 吴皓, a U-M Ross alumnus originally trained as a microbiologist who followed the internet world before focusing on filmmaking.

Hao Wu takes a raw and human approach to story-telling in an era when culture evolves online and across borders.  His recent films provide a critical examination of contemporary Chinese culture by covering China’s online universe, LGBTQ parenting, and the pandemic in Wuhan.  U-M faculty and guest discussants will add their insights into the post screening Q&A, and Director Wu will be present at all events.  The festival is being organized as a virtual mini film festival.  Please stay tuned for updates and Zoom links on the LRCCS website.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, China, Film
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Lieberthal-Rogel Center for Chinese Studies, University Library, International Institute, Michigan Ross, Asian Languages and Cultures