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FILM SCREENINGS

  • The Warriors of Qiugang

    2010. China. Ruby Yang. 39 min.

  • My Fancy High Heels

    2010. Taiwan. Ho Chao-ti. 56 min.

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 4:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • The Warriors of Qiugang

    2010. China. Directed by Ruby Yang. Screenplay by Thomas Lennon. This portrait of grassroots activism is a rare example of people speaking out against the abuses caused by corporate greed in modern China. When the house and fields of farmer Zhang Gongli, located near the banks of the Huai river in the village of Qiugang, were destroyed by pesticides, he filed a lawsuit against the private chemical factory adjoining his land. The film follows his community's effort to get media support, solicit help from a local NGO, and bring their concerns to the attention of the national government. The film was nominated for a 2011 Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category. New York premiere. International Film Selection. In Chinese; English subtitles. 39 min.

  • My Fancy High Heels

    2010. Taiwan. Directed by Ho Chao-ti. While filming a series of stories about clothing, the filmmaker discovered just how complicated the process of making a pair of shoes was. Her fascinating, surprising film follows the trail of shoes, from women in sophisticated high heels on Manhattan's streets to the manufacturers and young female assembly line workers in China who make them. Exhibition copy courtesy Public Television Service,Taiwan. U.S. Premiere. International Film Selection. In Chinese, English; English subtitles. 56 min.