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Cine-East: The Memory Project
Q&A to follow with director Zou Xueping
Program in Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Asian Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), Office of Global Strategy and Programs, and Vice Provost for the Arts
Free and Open to the Public!
Film Screening--"Satiated Village" (Zou Xueping, 2011, 88 min, China, Chinese with English subtitles, DVD)--Zou Xueping is a 27-year-old artist from a remote village in Shandong province. In 2010, she filmed her first Memory Project documentary, "The Starving Village". In it, she talks to her 80-year-old grandmother and other elders about their life during the famine. "Satiated Village" follows interviewees' reactions to a screening of the first film. -- "They were very open to talking about the past. But one question frequently asked was what I would do with the film. When they learned I might show it abroad, some were concerned it could be bad for China; one even suggested that this would be betraying Chairman Mao. Then I organised another screening for the kids in the village; a few expressed similar concerns. That was the point of making the sequel: the famine might be over, but mentally, the village is still starving." - Zou Xueping -- Part of the Cine-East/Memory Project Series: Four Chinese film directors present their work exploring elder villagers' memories of the "3-Year Famine" (1959-1961)