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March 11, 2010

Winter 2010 CCS Chinese Documentary Film Series - Morning Sun



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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2010
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Carma Hinton, Geremie Barme, and Richard Gordon; 2003; 117 minutes (Mandarin with English subtitles)

Further Information

Morning Sun attempts, in the space of two hours, to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c 1964-1976). It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes – and reflected in the hearts and minds – of members of the high-school generation that was born around the time of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, and that came of age in the 1960s. An epic collage of the interviews and archival footage detailing the emotional topography of the time and the period’s enduring legacy.

Carma Hinton (born 1949) is a documentary filmmaker and Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, United States. She was born and raised in Beijing, China, by American parents, and lived there until she was twenty-one. Chinese is her first language and culture. Together with Richard Gordon, Hinton has directed thirteen documentary films about China, including Morning Sun, The Gate of Heavenly Peace, Small Happiness, First Moon, All Under Heaven, and Abode of Illusion. Her films have also received wide acclaim in both the popular press and in academic journals. Morning Sun-about China's Cultural Revolution—is "a stunning new documentary film" (Newsweek), "an astonishing mix of propaganda and news footage ... an illuminating look at China's dark time" (The Boston Globe), and "transfixing" (The New York Times).

Please go to http://www.morningsun.org/ for lots more on the film.

Posted by zzhu at March 11, 2010 03:33 PM