Please join us for a special screening of the 2011 Academy Award-nominated short documentary, the Warriors of Qiugang, followed by a discussion and Q&A with director Ruby Yang.
Director and producer: Ruby Yang
Please join us for a special screening of the 2011 Academy Award-nominated short documentary, the Warriors of Qiugang, followed by a discussion and Q&A with director Ruby Yang. Ruby Yang & Thomas Lennon won an Oscar in 2006 for their documentary, The Blood of Yingzhou District.
JMSC Associate Professor Dr Miklos Sukosd and Visiting Associate Professor Nancy Tong will join Yang for a lively discussion with the audience after the screening.
About the film:
Yang’s film tells the story of Villagers in central China, who challenge a chemical company that is poisoning their air, water and land. For five years they fight to transform their environment and as they do, they find themselves transformed as well. For plot synopsis and more about the film, please visit: www.warriorsofqiugang.com
About the Director:
Ruby Yang is an Academy Award-winning Chinese-American filmmaker whose work in documentary and dramatic film has earned her numerous international awards, including an Oscar.
She lives and works in Beijing.
In 2003, along with producer Thomas Lennon, Yang founded the Chang Ai Media Project to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS in China. Since then, its documentaries and public service announcements have been seen more than 900 million times.
The Blood of Yingzhou District, which Yang directed as part of the project, won the 2006 Academy Award for Documentary Short.
The project’s second documentary short, Tongzhi in Love, was released in June 2008.
In August 2010, Yang and Lennon completed the project’s third documentary short, The Warriors of Qiugang.
The film duration is 39 minutes, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Enquiries: Kylie Chan at 22194416 or firstname.lastname@example.org