Margaret Mead Traveling Film & Video Festival: Umbrella (San)

Posted: February 18, 2010 by terdsmit in Events, Student groups

Tracking the life of an umbrella from factory to market, filmmaker Du Haibin shows how the lives of farmers in rural China have changed since the economic reforms instituted by Deng Xiaoping in 1978. “Socialism with Chinese Characteristics” couched the upturning of the ideals of the Cultural Revolution in nationalist terms to soften the blow dealt to farmers once glorified by the state. Haibin is part of the Sixth Generation of Chinese filmmaking, which has proven unafraid to confront China’s dictatorial policies in the wake of Tiananmen Square.

All films are free and open to the public, and will be shown at the Glenn Black Laboratory of Archaeology Auditorium, adjacent to the Mathers Museum. The films are sponsored by ArtsWeek 2010.

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