Documentary film screenings hosted by the Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library along with exhibition on East Asian Films
Wang Chung-Shung, director / October Film and Television Company, 2006
Guest Speaker: Brian Hu, Managing Editor, Asia Pacific Arts, published by the UCLA Asia Institute
These two documentary films are among the donations of the Press Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles. The first tells of people who share a passion for the theater. The seven main characters in the film are directors, actors, designers, or administrators and at times play several of their roles simultaneously. The second illustrates the life of the Bunun people, a minority in Taiwan. Similar to many indigenous peoples throughout the world, the Bunun are facing the danger that their culture and traditions will gradually disappear. The director came to Wulu, trying to find answers to his fear of the culture’s disappearance, and found his beliefs changed and his heart moved.
Richard C. Rudolph East Asian Library is also hosting an exhibition of “A Century of East Asian Films” at the lobby of Charles E. Young Research Library through September 2007. This exhibit traces the intricate multiple histories of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cinema over the course of the tumultuous twentieth century and highlights their achievements both domestically and internationally. The exhibit's contents have been drawn primarily from the holdings of the East Asian Library.
No reservations are required. Parking will be available in Structure Five for $8; obtain a parking permit and direction at the information booths at Hilgard and Wyton or Sunset and Westwood.
Sponsor(s): UCLA Charles E. Young Research Library
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