THE CDS SEMINAR SERIE

 

Acdemic Screening:Assignment: China & Seminar With Director
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Speaker:Mike Chinoy ( University of Southern California)

Guest introduction:
    October 22 ,Mike Chinoy,a senior fellow at the U.S.-China institute in the university of southern California visited the Center for Documentary Studies at China Agricultural University. He held a seminar about the Western coverage of China, and shared a documentary named "Assignment China" with students.
    “Assignment: China” is a film about American journalist how to record documentary since the founding of China in the perspective of United States of china-US relations at the time. The section describes the experience US reporter being accompanied with Nixon when he visited China in 1972, public memory " ice-breaking journey " through the images of the past data and related media workers later readme and revealing many of the stories behind the scenes.

Documentary introduction:
    “Assignment: China” is a film about American journalist how to record documentary since the founding of China in the perspective of United States of china-US relations at the time.
    The section describes the experience US reporter being accompanied with Nixon when he visited China in 1972, public memory " ice-breaking journey " through the images of the past data and related media workers later readme and revealing many of the stories behind the scenes: everyone viewed on China-US relations before the visit; the media put the most attention on Nixon how to shake hands with Enlai Zhou; Chinese accompanying officials get along with the US media reporters; the impression that thousands of people in Beijing took to the streets early to sweep the snow in the morning after a heavy snow.

Time:19:00 ,October 22,2014(Wednesday) Venue:The Auditorium at class 218 of Third Building East Campus, China Agricultural University

Acdemic Screening:When Children Play in the Sky & Seminar with director

Speaker:Lorenzo Hendel,(The famous Italian documentary filmmaker)

Director introduction:

    Lorenzo Hendel was born in Florence on December 1950. At the end of the Seventies he moved to Perugia, where he worked in RAI regional studios for a documentation project on the local social reality, without losing his interest on research in television language and his activities in theatrical and videotheatrical fiction.
    In 1988 he moved to Rome, and kept working in RAI3 as television director. Meanwhile his job as a documentary director led him around the world ontravel. He directed “Tepuy, viaggio alle origini del mondo ("Tepuy, a Travel at the Origins of the World)”, shot in Venezuela (1997), “ ("Greenland, the Long Lasting Sunset")” (1998), and “Akha, quando il vento soffiava ("Akha, When the Wind Blew")”, shot in Thailand (2000).
In 2003/2005 he directed his first feature film for cinema, “Quando i bambini giocano ("When Children Play in the Sky), completely shot in Greenland. This film won several awards, as best Feature Film at Ischia Film Festival, Maremetraggio Festival in Trieste and Festival Cinemountain in Cervinia, and further awards in Sulmona Film Festival, Autrans Festival (France) and Bellinzona Festival "Castellinaria" (Switzerland).
    In 2006 he realized "Giò Marrazzo, l'amore per la verità" ("Giò Marrazzo, lover for truth") for DOC3 “Quando le mani si parlano” ("When the hands speak"), and in 2007 “Pio La Torre, il figlio della terra” ("Pio La Torre, the Son of the Land").
Since 2007 up to June 2013 he was in charge of DOC3 (Rai Tre). He selected the documentaries to buy and produce, and together with the authors he followed all the projects in their development. He took part in several international juries, such as Idfa, Hot Docs, Mipcom, Roma International Film Festival, and many others.
    On October 2014 he wrote the book "Dramaturgy of Documentary Cinema. Storylines and Production Experiences to Tell the Reality", published by Dino Audino, Rome.Since Summer 2014 he is consultant for Indyca as a film director and adviser.

Documentary introduction:
    This refreshingly original and captivating story has many of the qualities of Grimm's fairy tales. It is both simple and profound. The film succeeds in communicating the intriguingly spiritual dimension of human life that transcends religious denominational-ism or sectarianism to convey something of the mystery at the inner core of every human being. Its hauntingly beautiful landscapes are not only a feast for the eyes, but also evoke a profound sense of the numinous that pervades this film. The Christian spirit of forgiveness is subtly contrasted with the prevalent traditional spirit of vengeance. The faces of the Greenlanders are as unforgettable as those in Fellini films. Whatever the shortcomings of the film, it always holds your attention.

Time:14:00 ,December 7,2014(Sunday) Venue:The Auditorium at Fourth Floor of Center of Computer and Internet East Campus, China Agricultural University

LiangZhuang and China

lianghong

Speaker:LiangHong, (Professor in Chinese literature and famous Writer, China youth University )

Guests Introduction:
    Liang Hong , born in 1973 , Dr. Department of Chinese Literature in Beijing Normal University, the People’s University postdoctoral, visiting Scholar in Duke University, China Youth University of Political Studies professor of Chinese literature, She works on Chinese Modern and Contemporary Literature. She is working on the Chinese Modern and Contemporary literature research and the relationship between the local literature and the rural China.
    She published non-fiction literature ”leave from LiangZhuang" and "China in LiangZhuang"."China in LiangZhuang" won"the2010 ‘People's Literature ’award”,"leave from LiangZhuang” won "2013 year China book", "The first non-fiction award ", "Sina top ten books of the year", "Phoenix net top ten books of the year", etc.
    Liang Hong won the first Chinese Literature Media Awards "Annual essayist ", the first young writers, critics theme of the summit "Annual Writers" and "Southern People Weekly"2013 annual" China Pride youth leaders" . In 2012, she was selected in Ministry of Education "New Century Excellent Talents Support Plan".

Introduction:
    Since 2010,Liang Hong in her hometown- a village in Henan Province for the origin, tell the story of one of the typical and life stories through oral record, field surveys and other ways, showing Liangzhuang urbanization problems: hopeless rural children left behind, the lack of farmer pensions, education, health care ; the rural natural environment destruction, the fission of rural households and farmers "sex" crisis. Their emotions and problems they faced by rural convey the country inner state.
    Liang Hong did the survey in her hometown in Henan by sociological methods of work ?based. The author’s calm observation and reflection profiling hometown, analyze China . The reality presenting in this book is shocking.
    As a young scholar, Liang Hong goes home to make the academic back to solid ground and live life. "Liangzhuang" in the new era are still showing urgent meaning. LiangHong writes these books to show the contemporary and the specific village. Liangzhuang becomes one of the present and future of the Chinese native marked samples.

Time:19:30 ,December 9,2014(Tuesday)
Venue:The Auditorium at Fourth Floor of Main Building East Campus, China Agricultural University

 

 
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