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Filmmaker Wu Wenguang visits UC Santa Cruz

Next week the University of California, Santa Cruz will host two events centered around the visit to University of California, Santa Cruz of Wu Wenguang, one of China’s leading independent documentary makers, and three artists (Zhang


Mengqi, Li Xinmin, Zou Xueping) from the Caochangdi Workshop in Beijing.

The two events are:

1) Tuesday, Nov. 4, 7 pm, Public screening of Children’s Village (2012) by Zou Xueping, part of Caochangdi’s Folk Memory Project on China’s Great Famine (1959-1961), followed by discussion with Wu Wenguang and the Caochangdi artists. Location: Communications 150, Studio C, University of California, Santa Cruz.

2) Wednesday, Nov. 5, 10 am – 1pm, CDAR (Center for Documentary Arts and Research) post-realist seminar which offers a great opportunity for in-depth and close-range discussion with the Caochangdi group on issues of documentary field work, remembering, and collective choreography.

Registration required. Contact Jonathan Kahana (jkahana at or Alex Johnston (alwjohns at

Location: Communications 150, Studio D, University of California, Santa Cruz.


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