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Screen/Society--"Reading Father" | Live Reading + Performance | The Memory Project

Still image for 'Reading Father'
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Monday, October 28, 2019
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7:00 pm
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The Memory Project

Note: Performance takes place in Ruby Studio 124

"Reading Father" (feat. Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, Hu Tao; 2019, 60 min)

Reading Father attempts to open up the obscure passageway to the history of Mao era, by rereading official documents, the "files" on an "anti-revolutionary" person. It is a reading of Father through a reading of the documents about him.

-- Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, and Hu Tao 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.


Special arrangements have been made to provide FREE PARKING for this event in the Campus Drive and Anderson Street Lot, across the street from the Rubenstein Arts Center. Enter the lot from Anderson Street, just north of the intersection with Campus Drive. The gate will be up and an attendant will direct you to a parking spot - just tell them you are here for the performance in the Arts Center.

Contact: Hank Okazaki