New York University will host the premiere of two works, Chinese Villagers’ DV Documentaries on Village-Level Democracy and Seen and Heard, to be followed by a roundtable discussion, on Fri., March 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Room 656. The event, sponsored by NYU’s Center for Religion and Media and Center for Media, Culture, and History, is free and open to the public. RSVP to email@example.com or 212.998.3759.
Artist and filmmaker Wu Wenguang asks what difference 20 years of democracy in China’s 700,000 villages has made by putting video cameras in the hands of villagers and documenting how they observe the effects of new political processes on everyday village life. The resulting 95-minute film, Chinese Villagers’ DV Documentaries on Village-Level Democracy, spans perspectives from nine provinces. The companion work, Seen and Heard, is an hour-long documentary of the making of film.
Reporters interested in attending should contact James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is co-sponsored by NYU’s Cinema Studies, East Asian Studies, Asian/Pacific/American Institute, and the Kanbar Institute of Film and Television’s Undergraduate Film Division.
- What: Film Premiere: Chinese Villagers’ DV Documentaries on Village-Level Democracy and Seen and Heard; roundtable discussion
- Who: Filmmakers Wu Wenguang and Jian Yi; Richard Pena, Film Society of Lincoln Center; Zhang Zhen, Department of Cinema Studies, NYU; Lisa Rofel, Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz; and Angela Zito (Moderator), NYU’s Center for Religion and Media
- When: Fri., March 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Where: NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, 721 Broadway, Room 656 [Subway Lines: N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)]