February 17, 2011
Winter 2011 Chinese Documentary Film Series - Before the Flood II (淹没 II -- 龚滩)
Date: Saturday, February 19, 2011
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)
A film by Yan Yu (鄢雨); 2008; China; 60 minutes (Mandarin and Sichuan dialect with English subtitles)
Three years after Yan Yu’s documentary Before the Flood (CCS Film Series Winter 2006) generated global criticism towards the Three Gorges Dam Project, Yan Yu achieves intimate access again, this time to the Gongtan villagers as they protest official meetings and face off with construction workers eager to tear down their homes for a day’s pay. “Yan Yu’s long-term commitment to the subject matter shines through in his latest effort to chronicle the human cost of a project that has forced 1.4 million people to relocate.” (Ling Woo Liu, Time Magazine).
Posted by zzhu at February 17, 2011 12:06 PM