Screen/Society--Special Events--"Peasant Family Happiness" (feat. dir. Jenny Chio!)
Film Screening: "Peasant Family Happiness" (Jenny Chio, 2012, 70 min) -- Peasant Family Happiness is a documentary film that depicts the everyday experience of "doing tourism" in two rural, ethnic tourism destinations in contemporary China: Ping'an village in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Upper Jidao village in Guizhou Province. -- To be followed by discussion w/ dir. Jenny Chio (Department of Anthropology, Emory University), Ralph Litzinger (Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University), Navid Naderi (Program in Literature, Duke University), and Hong-An Truong (Art Department, UNC-CH)! -- This screening is part of the Movements and Exchanges in an Unequal World: ICS at 40 conference. The conference, to be continued on March 1, 2013, commemorates forty years of International Comparative Studies (ICS) at Duke and will critically engage complex and urgent topics such as humanitarianism, the global university, migration, and security, with a focus on history and contemporary human experience. We are bringing together a dynamic group that includes established and new scholars from Duke and beyond, a filmmaker, a performer/activist, the new legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and graduate and undergraduate scholars at Duke!