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March 18, 2010

Winter 2010 CCS Chinese Documentary Film Series - Two Million Minutes

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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, March 20, 2010
Time: 7 pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Chad Heeter; China, India and the United States; 2008; 54 minutes (English and Chinese with English subtitles)


Further Information

Two Million Minutes follows six engaging students from China (Shanghai), India (Bangalore), and the United States (Carmel, Indiana) as they work through their final year of secondary school and apply to college. Two million minutes is the approximate number of minutes in four years; the question posed by the film is: how do top students in the three countries spend their four years of secondary school? The film raises very interesting questions about the purposes and goals of education, and about the roles of the family, community, and society at large in raising children.

The Two Million Minutes storyline was conceived by Robert A. Compton and he also served as Executive Producer of the documentary. Compton has had a distinguished business career as a venture capitalist, as former President of a NYSE company, and as the entrepreneur founder of four companies. His trips to India in 2005 and 2006 inspired him to to create the documentary Two Million Minutes. Director and journalist Chad Heeter joined Compton on this film project in the spring of 2006, as he was completing his Master's degree in Journalism and Latin American Studies at U.C. Berkeley.

Posted by zzhu at March 18, 2010 05:59 PM