Film Screening and Q & A with Director Zijian Mu
The 2008 Sichuan earthquake, China’s deadliest disaster in three decades, killed 90,000 people, including thousands of children. Losing a child is an immeasurable tragedy for parents anywhere, but in China the effect is compounded by the one-child policy. This film features three families from Beichuan who all lost their only child in the earthquake, and follows their journey as they struggle to move past their loss and long for normalcy. This film is the winner of the 41st Student Academy Award (2014), and is shortlisted for the 87th Academy Awards Documentary Short Subject.
Trailer and a recent interview with the director:
Limited seating, RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/onechildpenn
Organized by the Chinese Independent Film Society
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Contemporary China
All are welcome, pizza lunch provided.