The Folk Memory Project: Talk and film screening with filmmaker Wu Wenguang
Wu Wenguang, China’s pioneering independent documentary filmmaker and co-founder of the Caochangdi Workstation in Beijing, will present his ‘Folk Memory Project’; a daring collaboration between filmmakers and villagers to document the Great Famine of 1959-1961, a topic that the Chinese Communist Party still has to come to terms with.
So far 10 people, some with prior experience in documentary production, others with backgrounds in theatre and the arts, including both young university students and older villagers, have produced 16 films documenting people’s memories of the disaster in their home villages. (Teaser: I and Ren Dingqi by Luo Bing)
The event will include an introduction to 'The Folk Memory Project', a screening of one the documentary films from the project and time for discussion afterwards. The event is open to all, no registration required. Participants: Wu Wenguang, Zou Xueping, Shu Qiao, and Zhang Mengqi.
For more information about the directors visit Lunds University's webpage.