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August 27, 2008

Care and Love - October 4 at 7 pm

During Fall Term 2008, the U-M Center for Chinese Studies will be presenting a series of contemporary documentary films on China.

The series is FREE and open to the public.
All are welcome to attend.

Date: Saturday, October 4
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Ai Xiaoming; China, 2007; 108 minutes (in Mandarin with English subtitles)

Care and Love draws its inspiration from 'Investigation of AIDS in Xingtai, an article by Wang Keqin, senior journalist of China Economic Times.

The documentary tells the story of Liu Xianhong, a villager who contracted HIV through a blood transfusion during childbirth, and how she publicized her story, filed a lawsuit with her 8-year-old son against the hospital, and eventually received compensation.

The bitter experiences of several families, and the collective effort by people living with HIV to defend their rights, resulted in the 'Care Group' and the growing awareness of the possibility for grassroots efforts in the countryside to lead to real social change.

Film trailer:

Posted by moyera at August 27, 2008 03:45 PM