A film series presenting a selection of works from nearly 1,000 16mm films and DVDs dontated to the collection from the Consulate General of The People's Republic of China in Chicago.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2009, 6-9:30 PM, 623 S. Wabash, 1st Floor, HOKIN Lecture/Hall Auditorium Room 109.
Tuya de hun shi (Tuya's Marriage), 2005, 96 min., Chinese with English subtitles.
After suffering a back injury working on the family farm, Tuya decides to get a divorce and find a new husband who will take care of her children, land, and disabled first husband—a search that proves to be much harder than she had anticipated.
Ni qiu ye shi yu (Loach is fish too), 2005, 100 min., Chinese with English subtitles.
Two migrant workers from the countryside (one the mother of two children) who share the same name "Ni Qiu" - meaning loach in Chinese - try to subsist as laborers in Beijing.