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"Youth and Citizenship" Film Series
Jointly organised by Core Curriculum and General Education Office, Centre for Cinema Studies and CNEX Foundation Limited
合辦團體: 核心課程及通識教育辦事處,電影研究中心及CNEX基金會

Screening period:

Feb-Apr 2014

ILP:

2.5 units under Civic Education

Venue:

LBYG01, B.Y.Lam Building, Lingnan University

Starting time:

5:30pm (~2.5 hrs, screening and discussion)

Language for after screening discussion:

English/Chinese

Date

Film

Moderator

Guest Speakers

Description

13-Feb

Putin's Kiss 普京之吻
Denmark- Russia | 2012 | 85 min | Lise BIRK PEDERSEN
(Russian with English and Chinese subtitles)

[中文版]

Prof. ZHANG Baohui
張泊匯教授
(Associate Professor of Political Science)

Ms. LAU Ka Yee
(Secretary General, Spirit8964@ssociation)
劉家儀女士
(六四新生代秘書長)


Prof. PIANCIOLA Niccolo
(Associate Professor of History)

From the age of 15 through to 19, Masha Drokova is heavily involved in the Russian youth organization Nashi, which declares itself to be a democratic, anti-fascist, anti- 'oligarchic-capitalist' movem ent. Masha also idolizes Russian President Vladimir Putin and later on becomes the spokeswoman of the organization. Things become different when Oleg Kashin, one of Misha's fellow journalists, was violently beaten. Misha started to doubt about the nature of the organization...

27-Feb

Chasing Ice 逐冰之旅
USA | 2011 | 75 min | Jeff ORLOWSKI
(English and Chinese subtitles)

[中文版]

Prof. ZHANG Jiji
張寄冀教授
(Associate Director of Core Curriculum & General Education,
Associate Professor of Philosophy)

Mr. Yau YEUNG
楊文友先生
(Climate Campaigner, Greenpeace)

Prof. PARK Jeongwon
(Visiting Assisant Professor of Political Science)

Photographer James BALOG's documentation of the glaciers was the most- read story in National Geographic Magazine in the last five years. But for BALOG, the assignment also inspired him to engage in a much larger and longer- term project to study the melting arctic. Chasing Ice tells the story of a visionary artist who adventure to capture the most visible sign of climate change, against all odds.

13-Mar

AI Wei Wei: Never Sorry 艾未未: 永不道歉
USA | 2012 | 91min | Alison Klayman
(English & Mandarin with Chinese and English subtitles)

[中文版]

Dr. CHEUNG Tit-leung
張鐵樑博士
(PhD graduate of Visual Studies)

Ms. DU Ting
杜婷女士
(Director, Co-China Forum)

Prof. Sophia LAW
羅淑敏教授
(Associate Professor of Visual Studies)

AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY is the first feature-length film about the internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist, Ai Weiwei. In recent years, Ai has garnered international attention as much for his ambitious artwork as his political provocations. AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY examines this complex intersection of artistic practice and social activism as seen through the life and art of China's preeminent contemporary artist.

27-Mar

High Tech, Low Life 公民部落客
USA | 2012 | 86 min | Stephen MAING
(Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles)

[中文版]

Prof. CHEN Hon-Fai
陳漢輝教授
(Assistant Professor of Sociology & Social Policy )

Mr. QIAN Gang
錢鋼先生
(Director of China Media Project, Journalism and Media Studies Centre, HKU)

Prof. WANG Xiaoming
王曉明教授
(Distinguished Adjunct Professor in Humanities)

High Tech, Low Life follows the journey of two of China's first citizen reporters as they chronicle underreported news and social issues. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras they develop skills as independent one-man news stations while learning to navigate China's evolving censorship regulations and avoiding the risk of political persecution.

10-Apr

Dialogue between Blue & Green 藍對話實驗室
Taiwan | 2012 | 72 min | FU Yue
(Mandarin with English and Chinese subtitles)

[中文版]

Mr. Ted CHENG
鄭亘良先生
(PhD student of Cultural Studies)

Mr. Tieh-chih CHANG
張鐵志先生

(Chief editor and co-publisher of City Magazine, Vice Chairman of Renaissance Foundation)

Prof. CHAN Che-po
陳皙博教授

(Assistant Professor of Political Science)

Taiwan's democracy is the envy of Chinese people all over the world, but when this two-party system - "blue" and "green" - get at each other's throats, it seems to cast a dark cloud over this beacon of advancing democratization. How does the young generation fell about the political environment they've inherited? We gathered a group of young people from across the blue and green spectrum, a year and a half before Taiwan's presidential election, to participate in a political dialogue.

24-Apr

Children of God 被上帝遺忘的孩子
Korea / 2008 / 90min / YI Seung-jun
(Nepali with English subtitles)

[中文版]

Dr. MA Hok-ka Carol
馬學嘉小姐
(Assistant Director,
Office of Service-Learning )

Mrs. Rosita LIE
李陳婉寶女士

(Former Chairman of Children's Cancer Foundation)

Dr. Preet HIRADHAR

(Senior Lecturer of English)

Where there is life, there is dead. At the crematory by the Baghmati River is the holy pilgrimage site of Pashupatinath in Katmandu, the capital of Nepal. There are people whose livelihoods depend on the ritual of death. The film takes an in-depth look at the children of Nepal who struggle just to stay alive. Their innocent eyes, and the cheerful yet sorrowful songs, make the audience think of God’s benediction and God’s abandonment at the same time.