Events: Cine-East Film Series

 

Cine-East: Spring 2013 Schedule

Cine-East: East Asian Cinema is a program of the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and Screen/Society at Duke University. It is co-sponsored by the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image and the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

All events begin at 7:00pm, at either Richard WHITE Lecture Hall on East Campus, or GRIFFITH Film Theater in the Bryan Center, unless otherwise noted.

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Thu, Feb. 7, WHITE
Writing in Water

(Angela ZITO, 2012, USA, 42 min., DVD, in Mandarin Chinese with English subtitles)

Documentary following two generations of calligraphy teachers who practice in a Beijing plaza every day, creating evanescent words and lasting community.
Q & A with filmmaker Angela Zito follows screening
Introduced and moderated by Prof. Ralph Litzinger (Cultural Anthropology)
Wed, Feb 27, Center for Documentary Studies Auditorium
Souls of Zen: Buddhism, Ancestors, and the 2011 Tsunami in Japan
(Tim GRAF, 2012, Germany, 89 min., DVD, in Japanese and English with English subtitles)
This documentary presents perspectives on Buddhism in the midst of Japan’s recovery from the March 11, 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters.

Q & A with filmmaker Tim Graf follows screening
Introduced by Prof. Levi McLaughlin (NCSU, Philosophy and Religion)

Co-sponsored by: Duke Center for Documentary Studies, Triangle Center for Japanese Studies, UNC Dept. of Religious Studies, and NCSU Dept. of Philosophy and Religious Studies


Fri, April 12, WHITE
The Mourning Forest/ Mogari no Mori

(KAWASE Naomi, 2007, Japan, 99 min., DVD, in Japanese with English subtitles)
A drive in the country becomes a 2-day journey through the woods for a man with dementia and his caregiver, in a poignant quest for remembrance.
Introduced by Prof. Hitomi Endo and Prof. Takushi Odagiri


Fri, April 19, WHITE
Embracing / Ni tsutsumarete

(KAWASE Naomi, 1992, Japan, 40 min., DVD, in Japanese with English subtitles)

A tender record of the filmmaker’s search for her father, who left her as a small child, this documentary launched Kawase’s filmmaking career.

Followed by discussion on the work of Kawase Naomi, one of Japan’s leading female filmmakers, led by Prof. Leo Ching and Prof. Takushi Odagiri
Introduced by Prof. Hitomi Endo


TRANSNATIONAL NORTH KOREA: MIGRATION AND URBANIZATION
This film series and workshop will feature seven films Jan 23-April 4 and an all-day workshop on April 5. Curated by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon, the series and workshop consider representations of North Korea framed in broader historical and geopolitical contexts of Northeast Asia and the Asia-Pacific.

Wed, Jan 23, WHITE
The Flower Girl / Kkot p'anŭn ch'ŏnyŏ

(PAK Hak and CH’OE Ik-gyu, 1972, North Korea, 127 min., DVD, in Korean with English subtitles)

This iconic classic of North Korean propaganda film tells the story of a poor flower seller suffering under the double oppressions of the Japanese occupation and an evil landlord.

Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES)


Wed, Feb 6, GRIFFITH
A Schoolgirl’s Diary / Han nyŏhaksaeng ŭi ilgi

(CHANG In-hak, 2006, North Korea, 94 min., DVD, in Korean with English subtitles)

A contemporary North Korean production about a rebellious teenager unhappy with her parents’ self-sacrifice and devotion to the state.

Introduced by Cheehyung Kim (ACLS Faculty Fellow, AMES)


Wed, Feb 20, WHITE
The Journals of Musan / Musan ilgi

(PAK Chŏng-bŏm, 2010, South Korea, 127 min., DVD, in Korean with English subtitles)

A fictional film on the experiences of a North Korean defector living a marginal life in South Korea, where he suffers discrimination and seeks human connection.

Introduced by Cheehyung Kim (ACLS Faculty Fellow, AMES)


Wed, March 6, WHITE
Goodbye, Pyongyang / Kŭtbai P'yongyang

(YANG Yŏng-hŭi, 2009, Japan, 82 min., DVD, in Korean and Japanese with English subtitles)

Documentary revealing the day-to-day life of a girl, the filmmaker’s niece, growing up in North Korea; a follow-up to Yang Yŏng-hŭi’s autobiographical Dear Pyongyang (2005).

Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES)


Wed, March 20, WHITE
Our School / Uri hakkyo

(2007, KIM Myŏng-jun, South Korea/Japan, 131 min., DVD, in Korean and Japanese with English subtitles)

Documentary about a pro-North Korean high school in Japan for third-generation, ethnic Koreans, which explores the students’ struggles to shape their cultural identity.

Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES)


Wed, April 3, GRIFFITH
Desert Dream / Kyŏnggye

(ZHANG Lu, 2006, South Korea/France, 123 min., 35mm, in Mongolian and Korean with English subtitles)

A man stubbornly devoted to reforesting the steppes of Mongolia is joined by a pair of North Korean refugees in this minimalist drama played out on an epic canvas. Also known by the title Hyazgar.

Q & A with filmmaker Zhang Lu follows screening
Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES)


Thu, April 4, UNC: Nelson Mandela Auditorium in the FedEx Global Education Center
Dooman River / Tumangang
(ZHANG Lu, 2010, South Korea/France, 93 min., DVD, in Mandarin Chinese and Korean with English subtitles)

Set in China, Zhang’s fifth feature film concerns the friendship and tensions between two boys, an ethnic Korean and a North Korean defector.

Q & A with filmmaker Zhang Lu follows screening
Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (AMES)

For more information on screening at UNC, see:  http://asianstudies.unc.edu/events/transnational-north-korea-migration-and-urbanization


Fri, April 5, Perkins Library Breedlove Room
WORKSHOP: Transnational North Korea and Northeast Asia: Migration and Urbanization

MIGRATION AND BORDER-CROSSING
Moderator: Leo Ching (Duke, AMES)

Border-crossing and Beyond in Zhang Lu's Dooman River
Kyeong-Hee Choi (U of Chicago, EALC) and Sohye Kim (U of Chicago, EALC)

A Conversation with Filmmaker Zhang Lu, with Kyeong-Hee Choi (Associate Professor, EALC, University of Chicago), Sohye Kim (Ph.D. Candidate, EALC, University of Chicago) and Nayoung Aimee Kwon
(Assistant Professor, AMES, Duke University)
Discussant: Guo-Juin Hong (Duke, AMES)

URBAN RECONSTRUCTION AND SPECTACLE
Moderator: Hwansoo Kim (Duke, Religion and AMES)

Socialism as Spectacle: History, Market, and North Korean Migration
Hyun Ok Park (Associate Professor, Sociology, York University)

Post Korean War Socialist Economic Order and North Korea's Urban Reconstruction
Cheehyung Kim (ACLS New Faculty Fellow, AMES / History, Duke University)
Discussants: Robin Visser (UNC, Asian Studies) and Eileen Chow (Duke, AMES)



Transnational North Korea: Migration and Urbanization is co-sponsored by:
DUKE: Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, Franklin Humanities Institute, Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, Duke University Center for International Studies, Duke University Center for Human Rights, Women's Studies, Program in Literature, Korea Forum, Duke East-Asia Nexus
UNC: Carolina Asia Center, Center for Global Initiatives, Asian Studies, Cinema Studies, and the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense.

 



Spring 2013, Pdf flyer

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OTHER PAST SERIES

Fall 2012, Pdf flyer

Cine-East Fall 2012 is organized and sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute and the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image, with support from the Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies.
 

The Memory Project is additionally co-sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies, the Office of Global Strategy and Programs, and the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts.

The Japan Foundation Film Series: Contemporary Films from the 2000's, is made possible by the Japan Foundation
(NY Office)

Spring 2012, Pdf flyer

Fall 2011, Pdf flyer

Spring 2011, Pdf flyer

Fall 2010, Pdf flyer

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