Chinese Women's Documentaries in the Market Era: Film Festival and Symposium

Date/Time: 
03/17/2012 - 03/21/2012

Chinese Women’s Documentaries in the Market Era
Film Festival and Symposium


Film Festival
March 17-18, 2012
Cable Car Cinema
204 South Main Street, Providence

Symposium
March 21, 2012, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute
111 Thayer Street, Providence

Chinese Women’s Documentaries in the Market Era will screen and examine important documentary films by Chinese Women directors from Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mainland China. The symposium will feature directors and international scholars who will discuss the role and significance of women’s documentary films in articulating different human concerns, critical visions, and visual aesthetics in the rapidly changing Greater China area. Directors confirmed to attend include:

Ho Chao-ti (My Fancy High Heels, 2010)
Tammy Cheung (Election, 2008)
Lee Ching-hui (Money and Honey, 2011)
Shi Tou (Women 50 Minutes, 2006)
Miao Wang (Beijing Taxi, 2010)
Feng Yan (Bing Ai, 2007)

These Chinese women directors have made some of the most important and influential documentaries of the past decade on issues relating to the female self, sexuality, social migrations and transformations, and history. The symposium will explore these and other issues. Scholars to present include:

Hongwei Bao, Assistant Professor, Nottingham Trent University
Sylvia Lin, Associate Professor of Literature, University of Notre Dame
Tze-lan Sang, Associate Professor of Chinese Literature, University of Oregon
Qin Shao, Professor of History, The College of New Jersey
Louisa Wei Shiyou, Associate Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
Lu Xinyu, Professor of Journalism, Fudan University

Films to be screened include:

About Love, 2012 (directed by Tammy Cheung)
Beijing Taxi, 2010 (directed by Miao Wang)
Bing Ai, 2007 (directed by Feng Yan)
My Fancy High Heels, 2010 (directed by Ho Chao-ti)
Money and Honey, 2011 (directed by Lee Ching-hui)
Women 50 Minutes, 2006 (directed by Shi Tou)