Screen/Society--Cine-East: East Asian Cinema--The Memory Project--"Trash Village" w/ director Zou Xueping
(Zou Xueping, 2013, 82 min, China, Chinese w/ English subtitles, DVD)
-- Q&A to follow with director Zou Xueping!
Filmmaker's statement: This is the fourth film in my Zoujiacun series within the Folk Memory Project. In 2013, I came back to my village and faced the trash problem all over the village. The children and I tried to improve the environment. This was a tough fight against the trash and ideas of villagers. I felt like the trash was in my heart. The lonely solitary life of 95-year-old grandma Sha and her 49-year-old son Xizhu are also in this film. This film is about the progress that I fight with.
About the Filmmaker: Zou Xueping, was born in 1985. In 2009 she graduated from the China Fine Arts Academy. She is currently a resident artist at CCD Workstation. She has documentaries Mom (2008), The Starving Village (2010), Satiated Village (2011) won Excellent Award of Beijing Independent Film Festival 2012, Children's Village (2012) and Trash Village (2013).
-- Screened at the China Independent Film Festival, Nanjing, China, 2013!
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsors: The Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, (AMES), Duke Libraries, the FHI Audiovisualities Lab, the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS), and the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts.