« China Entrepreneur Network: 2013 Entrepreneurial Case Competition | Main | Congressional-Executive Commission on China job announcements »

March 19, 2013

Two Taiwanese documentary films at Michigan State U + Q&A with directors

Two Taiwanese documentary films will be presented at Michigan State University (East Lansing) during the first week of April, with directors in attendance for question and answer sessions after the films.

Film dialogues mostly in Mandarin Chinese. WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

April 1, Monday

Taiwanese woman filmmaker and visual anthropologist Tai-Li Hu 胡台麗 will present her latest documentary film “Returning Souls” 讓靈魂回家. Film screening will be preceded by a 9-minute violin performance by Joseph Lin (first violinist of the Julliard Quartet) of a piece by the film composer Shih-Hui Chen 陳士惠 (Rice University).

6:30 pm, Wells Hall B-Wing Lobby: Public reception (meet & greet the artists)

7:30 pm, B122 Wells Hall: Violin performance by Joseph Lin of music composed by Shih-Hui Chen, immediately followed by Tai-Li Hu’s documentary Returning Souls (2012, 85 min.)

9:30 pm: Q&A with director Hu and composer Chen

"Returning Souls" is part of the Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters Global Film Series 2013. For stills, trailers and synopsis, please search on Google or visit: http://chaocenter.rice.edu/returningsouls

April 4, Thursday, 6:00 pm, 103 Erickson Hall: Screening of "Money and Honey" 麵包情人 (2011, 96 min.) directed by Taiwanese documentarist Jasmine Lee Ching-hui 李靖惠. Lee will answer questions from the audience after the film.

The film includes documentary footage shot over 13 years in Taiwan and the Philippines. It presents the lives, relationships and hopes of Philippina migrants who work in Tawianese nursing homes. The film discusses globalization, the transnational movement of labor, and the changing concepts of "home" and the "family" due to people's increased mobility. For stills and trailers, please search on Google, or visit Lee's blog: http://moneyandhoney.pixnet.net/blog/category/63182

Questions about the MSU screenings may be addressed to tzelan[at]msu[dot]edu.

Posted by zzhu at March 19, 2013 08:04 PM