Category Archives: Films

Smog journey

Film by Jia Zhangke

(…) Released on Thursday, the film follows the lives of two Chinese families — one a mining family in rural Hebei Province, and the other a cosmopolitan family in hyper-urban Beijing. The film is intended to show that every Chinese citizen, regardless of socioeconomic status or geography, is affected by dirty air.

“I wanted to make a film that enlightens people, not frightens them,” Mr. Jia said in a news release. “The issue of smog is something that all the citizens of the country need to face, understand and solve in the upcoming few years.”

Source: Film Highlights Air Pollution’s Broad Reach By Amy Qin, January 22, 2015. Read more on Sinosphere

Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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Super Trash: the story of a dump-site

 

Marc Esposito’s latest documentary movie about a dump-site in Southern France.

Next to French Riviera’s famous beaches, let’s explore a dump site

This movie warns us about how poorly managed  landfill sites can be,  and shows how garbage reflect our (urban) consumption habits.

http://www.supertrashlefilm.com

Sebastien Goulard

Ph.D. in political science (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in social sciences (EHESS, Paris); M.A. in international relations (IRIS, Paris), B.A. (Hons) in international political studies (ESE – Nottingham Trent University)

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The intangible cultural heritage award

Elodie Brosseau (film director), Hélène Attali (chief editor) and Caroline Bodolec (anthropologist) are pleased to inform you that their documentary, Yaodong, a Small Treatise Building, received the intangible cultural heritage award at the Jean Rouch Ethnographic Film Festival  on November 16, 2012.

Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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Projection of the film Yaodong

Projection of the film Yaodong, Petit traité de construction, followed by a discussion, at the 31st Jean Rouch Festival. The film is the fruit of the collaboration of anthropologist Caroline Bodolec and director Élodie Brosseau, also a sinologist. The film is about rural contemporary society. More information.

  • Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 17:30

Maison des Cultures du Monde, 101, Boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris. Admission is free to the extent of available seats. More information

Jacqueline Nivard

Jacqueline Nivard, Centre d’études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine

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