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September 17, 2009

To Tell the Truth: The Liu Binyan Story - December 5 at 7 pm

The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Yung Chang; Canada, 2008; 93 minutes (English, Mandarin and Sichuan dialect with English subtitles)

Beginning in 1949, journalist Liu Binyan began a long career of writing and reporting about the injustices and the sufferings of ordinary people in China, with a fervent devotion to social ideals. Fearless and outspoken, Liu suffered many consequences, including being kicked out of the Communist Party twice, and sent to labor camps for more than 20 years. In the spring of 1988, he left for the United States to write and teach but was barred from ever returning to China. Often referred to as “the Conscience of China,” Liu was named one of Time Magazine’s Asian Heroes in 2003. Through interviews and archival footage, his film documents the story of Liu Binyan and his determination to speak the truth.

Posted by kanepark at September 17, 2009 06:01 PM