Screen/Society--"Self-Portrait: Window in 47KM" (2019) | Zhang Mengqi | The Memory Project
"Self-Portrait: Window in 47KM" (Zhang Mengqi, 2019, 110 mins, Chinese w/ English subtitles, Color, Digital)
The eighth film in Zhang Mengqi's monumental 47km series follows an 85-year-old man reflecting on his revolutionary history in pursuit of Mao's "New China" and the 15-year-old woman whose portrait painting practice elicits his memories.
-- Zhang Mengqi in attendance
About The Memory Project:
Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China's Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.