September 17, 2009
Storm Under the Sun - October 3rd at 7 pm
The film showing is FREE and open to the public.
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2009
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)
Storm Under the Sun was inspired by the memories of film director Peng Xiaolian. In 1955 when she was just two, her father, Peng Boshan, was arrested as part of a national campaign directed at the “counterrevolutionary Hu Feng clique.” Peng Boshan (1910-1968) was at the time head of the Ministry of Propaganda in Shanghai and since the 1930s had been a devoted revolutionary activist in the communist movement. His tragic “mistake” was to have befriended Hu Feng, a literary critic and theorist who promoted a vision of literature at odds with Maoist dogma. Imprisoned until 1957, Peng Boshan was exiled to various remote regions and tragically died during the early years of the Cultural Revolution. Her memories of a mostly absent father who could never be more than a stranger to her was the stimulus for the making of this moving and powerful documentary.
Posted by kanepark at September 17, 2009 05:44 PM