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August 28, 2008

Last House Standing - November 8 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, November 8
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A

(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Chao Gan and Zi Liang; China, 2005; 54 minutes (English and Chinese with English subtitles)

As China continues its unprecedented economic growth, this documentary captures the poignant story of an elderly man caught between his country's past and future.

In Shanghai, yet another district is scheduled for demolition and redevelopment. The residents have all been relocated except for one. The owner of an old mansion, Mr. Jiang steadfastly refuses to leave. Mr. Jiang was born in this house and has watched the history of Shanghai unfold from its balcony.

Vividly depicting the relationship between an individual and a changing society, this is an intimate appreciation of the vast changes sweeping through China today.

Posted by moyera at August 28, 2008 09:30 AM