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March 31, 2011

Winter 2001 Chinese Documentary Film Series - The Epic of the Central Plains 中原紀事

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The film showing is FREE and open to the public.

Date: Saturday, April 9, 2011
Time: 7:10pm
Place: Angell Hall, Auditorium A
(enter via glass doors at fishbowl, off diag)

A film by Ai Xiaoming (艾晓明); China, 2006; 146 minutes (Mandarin with Chinese or English subtitles)


Poverty in Henan Province has led many people to sell their blood to survive. Unfortunately, during blood transfusions, many innocent people have been infected with HIV. This documentary film by Ai Xiaoming reveals the lives of the AIDS patients and contrasts the situation between corrupt local officials and the villagers. “Central Plains” along with Ai Xiaomng’s film “Care and Love” (CCS Documentary Film Series 2008) is part of a series on AIDS and love in rural Henan province produced by this filmmaker. Ai Xiaoming is a professor at Sun Yat Sen University and the maker of numerous investigative documentaries.

Posted by zzhu at March 31, 2011 03:08 PM