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USC symposium looks at China through film

Contact: Peggy Binette 803-777-5400 peggy@mailbox.sc.edu

A University of South Carolina symposium will look at China through a series of films produced in the last 30 years.

The symposium will take place Oct. 14 – 15, with screenings and discussions set for Columbia Museum of Art and McMaster College, Room 214. Most events are open and free to the public.

A complete schedule is available online on the Confucius Institute website.

The symposium is an annual event organized by USC’s Confucius Institute and University Libraries’ Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC). Discussions will feature film directors and experts on Chinese culture and film who will discuss Chinese films made after 1979, when China and the United States normalized diplomatic relations.

Laura Kissel, a USC associate professor of media arts, will open the symposium at 2 p.m. Friday with a presentation about “Cotton Road,” a documentary that she is directing about the link between production and consumption of cotton worldwide.

Screenings and discussions will include ones on the Chinese films, “Kid’s Kingdom,” “Bumming in Beijing,” “Morning in Beijing” and “At Home in the World.”

For more information, call 803-777-7660.

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