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september, 2016

5sep5:00 pm- 6:30 pmEvent OverFESTIVAL OF DEMOCRACY | On the Margins of China5:00 pm - 6:30 pm Event Organized By: Sydney Democracy Network

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Event Details

Xiangchen Liu in conversation with Andres Rodriguez 

Visiting documentary filmmaker Xiangchen Liu will discuss his films and the history and culture of Xinjiang province, with a focus on the Chinese Muslim minority groups, the Kyrgyz and Uyghur peoples.

Xiangchen Liu is widely regarded as one of China’s leading documentary filmmakers. A writer and scholar, he studied visual anthropology at Xinjiang Normal University in China. Among his best-known documentaries is The Sun Tribe (2005), which was screened by CCTV, the National Geographic Channel in the United States and in many other countries. His Jade Mountain (2002), Asiq: The Last Troubador (2011) and The Feast of Kurban Bayram (2012) have all been screened outside of China, and have won many awards, including the best documentary at the Chinese Film Academy awards (2008), China Visual Anthropology Academy Award for Best Visual Effects (2010) and the International Gold Panda (Sichuan 2011). Xiangchen Liu has spent many years recording the daily lives of ethnic minority groups on China’s periphery, especially in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. His latest film, screened for the first time in Australia, is Eid al-Fitr. Based on many months’ fieldwork and filming among the Kyrgyz people of Xinjiang, it examines in detail the lives of China’s Muslims during the Eid al-Fitr festival that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting.

Time

(Monday) 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Location

Law Lounge, Level 1

New Law Building (F10), Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Organizer

Sydney Democracy Networksdn@sydney.edu.au

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