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December 08, 2008

China Upside Down - February 28 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, February 28, 2009
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

Directed by Freddy Coppens; 2008; 52 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

In 1992, Deng Xiaoping’s infamous slogan “it is glorious to get rich? unleashed one of the biggest revolutions in the thousand year-old country of China. Deng threw the “classless society? and the “equal division of the means of production? to the wind. As the narrator says, “You can smell money everywhere.? This film profiles several families who rose from subsistence incomes to fabled luxury through the inventiveness and ambition of the extended family. The stories of these families provide an insight into the unique fusion of capitalism and communism that is becoming present day China.

Posted by batesbe at December 8, 2008 11:48 AM