<i>Bajiao nanjie shiliu hao (No. 16 Barkhor South Street)</i>. 1996. China. Directed by Duan Jinchuan
  • No. 16 Barkhor South Street

    1996. China. Duan Jinchuan. 100 min.

Sunday, May 12, 2013, 2:00 p.m.

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

  • No. 16 Barkhor South Street

    1996. China. Directed by Duan Jinchuan. This state-approved documentary depicts, with extraordinary vividness, the everyday workings of a government committee that serves a neighborhood in Lhasa, Tibet's capital. The office implements official policy while managing religious and secular events. Following the documentary practices of Frederick Wiseman, the film captures the mechanisms of the institution through careful observation of interactions between bureaucrats and locals. There may be no other film that captures daily life in Tibet—or the relationships between Chinese social services and the citizenry—in such penetrating detail. Courtesy of Duan Jinchuan. In Tibetan, Mandarin; English subtitles. 100 min.

In the Film exhibition Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions

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