On Friday, October 19th, a day-long screenings and discussions of new docs from China took place at the New School at the event called “Chinese Documentaries: The Folk Memory Project,”. Four Beijing filmmakers presented and discussed their films which witness the lives and memories of the generation that survived the Great Chinese Famine.
This program was sponsored by the School of Media Studies and the Certificate in Documentary Studies as well Parsons’ School of Art, Technology and Design, The India China Institute, and International Student Services. Filmmakers Luo Bing, Zou Xueping, Zhang Mengqi, and Wu Wenguang joined by New School faculty panelists Lei Ping (Lang College), Zhijian Qian (Parsons and Lang) and Deirdre Boyle(NSPE/Media Studies), who organized this event.
“Chinese Documentaries: The Folk Memory Project” run from 9 am to 5 pm in Kellen Auditorium in the Parsons’ building lobby. The evening session was held from 7 – 10 pm in Wollman Hall in the Lang Building at 11th St off Sixth Avenue. The full program is attached here. All students, faculty and staff were welcome to attend all sessions, and the evening program was open to the public. For more information, go to: www.chinesedocs.tumblr.com or check the New School blog:
Here are some photos of the event.