<i>1428</i> Reviewed – Meet Director Du Haibin at Stanford, San Francisco and NYC This Week!
1428 (dir. Du Haibin)
France Pepper gives Du Haibin’s 1428 a strong review for the Asian Educational Media Service:
Du’s down-to-earth lens leaves you practically feeling the dust of the earthquake in your lungs. He portrays the reality of daily life as early as ten days after the earthquake where people are salvaging pieces of metal with their bare hands from collapsed buildings and selling them to buy food…. This documentary is especially informative when studying contemporary Chinese society. We see, for example, how the government still plays a major role in shaping public attitude towards the communist party. At the same time, it takes a close-up look at the lives of ordinary people. This two-tiered perspective is emblematic of how many aspects of Chinese society play out in reality, not just during the aftermath of an earthquake, but in everyday life.
1428 continues its three week tour of the US, with director Du Haibin appearing at select locations. Special thanks to New York University and Reel China for sponsoring Du’s visit.
Here is this week’s schedule:
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12th Stanford University, California Pigott Hall Main Quad, Building 260, Room 113 Director Du Haibin to attend http://events.stanford.edu/events/247/24793/
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13th SF Asia Society Chinatown YMCA 855 Sacramento St. San Francisco CA 94108 (415) 576-9622 http://www.ymcasf.org/chinatown/
FRIDAY-SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15 Cinema Studies Screening Room 721 Broadway, 6th floor New York University, New York Director Du Haibin to attend
This screening opens “Reel China, 5th Documentary Biennial at NYU” Fri-Sunday: Oct 15-18 NYU Center for Religion and Media/Cinema Studies http://crm.as.nyu.edu/object/crm.events.screenings
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16th Maysles Cinema 343 Lenox Ave Ground Fl., New York, NY 10027 (212) 582-6050 http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/cinema/calendar.html Co-sponsored by Weatherhead East Asian Institute: http://www.columbia.edu/weai/
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17th *screening Umbrella* Union Docs 322 Union Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11206 (718) 395-7902 http://www.uniondocs.org/ Master Class/Workshop led by Kevin Lee to follow Director Du Haibin to attend
The tour continues next week at Harvard, Yale, Chicago, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. See the full tour schedule: http://dgeneratefilms.com/events/1428-tours-the-u-s-in-october/