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China Crossings: Ethnographic Film in and of China


November 11, 2017
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Michelson Theater, 721 Broadway, 6th Floor

On Saturday, November 11, join us for a day of screenings and conversation that brings together anthropologists, film scholars, and filmmakers whose work and practice are integral to thinking about ethnographic film in and of China today.

“China Crossings: Ethnographic Film in and of China” seeks to interrogate the visual ethnographic gaze in China as it has been deployed by filmmakers from differing national and academic backgrounds. The second installation of a three-part series focused on critical engagement with the practices that aim to stabilize ethnographic film as a recognizable category of cultural production, this event centers on the endogenous and exogenous production of the genre of “ethnographic film” within and outside of China. Through screenings and discussions with filmmakers and scholars Ying Qian (Columbia), J.P. Sniadecki (Northwestern), Gu Tao, Zhen Zhang (NYU), and Angela Zito (NYU), this event hopes to call the category of ethnographic film into question while broadly engaging with the genre as a historical and contemporary practice, as well as an artifact and product of anthropological inquiry.

For the full program and schedule, please follow this link

Co-sponsored by NYU’s Center for Religion and Media and the Asian Film and Media Initiative in the Department of Cinema Studies.

Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.