Self-Portrait: Window in 47KM (2019) | Zhang Mengqi | The Memory Project
Self-Portrait: Window in 47KM
(Zhang Mengqi, 2019, 110 mins, China, Color, Digital)
The eighth film in Zhang Mengqi’s monumental 47km series follows an 85-year-old man reflecting on his revolutionary history in pursuit of Mao’s “New China” and the 15-year-old woman whose portrait painting practice elicits his memories.
-- Zhang Mengqi in attendance
About The Memory Project
Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China’s Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.
Sponsors: Presented by Duke University Libraries; co-sponsored by 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), the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), and the Center for Documentary Studies.
Screen/Society screenings are free and open to the public.
Parking Info: https://artscenter.duke.edu/parking/