Documentary Screening with Filmmaker | Bumming in Beijing | Duke Kunshan University

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Documentary Screening with Filmmaker | Bumming in Beijing

7:00pm Wednesday March 24th (7:00am EST)
IB-1008 (IB-Auditorium) / Zoom ID: 530.394.0458
Food and Drinks Provided

Shot before and shortly after the Tiananmen Square incident, Wu Wenguang’s 1990 film ushered in a new documentary style in China, focusing on urban issues and operating outside the cultural bureaucracy. The five young artists he profiles-a writer, a photographer, two painters, and a director of avant-garde theater-reject a life tethered to the government yet still hope to modernize the urban cultural scene; their frank ruminations about life, art, and the future are punctuated by groundbreaking verite shots of people living in the Hutongs of Beijing.