The Reel China @NYU 6th Film Biennial continues our tradition of sampling some of the most outstanding contemporary independent documentaries produced in China. This year we have also added a few independent fiction films that we feel also reflect a keen understanding of this post-reform moment. Participating filmmakers range from more experienced professional documentarians to young novices. As their disparate visions extend and overlap, we witness the persistent presence of independent cameras that, amidst the disorienting transformations of today, assures the discovery and documentation of fragments of contemporary reality that are becoming history at breakneck speed.

Special Program: A Day with Pema Tseden’s Independent Cinema

Screening: The Silent Holy Stones is 静静的嘛呢石 (2005, 102’ 1hr 42’)
The Grasslands 草原 (2004, 22’)
The Search 寻找智美更登 (2009, 117’)
ld Dog 老狗 (2011, 88’)

This clip features a discussion with director Pema Tseden, Hao Jian (Beijing Film Academy), Robbie Barnett, (Columbia University), moderated by Angela Zito.

Curated by Angela Zito (NYU) & ZHANG Zhen (NYU), with special thanks to HAO Jian, Beijing Film Academy, and ZHANG Qi, Li Xianting Film Foundation.
Presented by The Center for Religion and Media & The Department of Cinema Studies
Sponsored by The Center for Media, Culture and History & China House, NYU
Supported by The Provost’s Global Research Initiative & Asian Cultural Council

Presented Saturday, October 27, 2012

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