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Xiaolu Guo We Went to Wonderland/Far & Near (streaming)
Start Date: 9/11/2020 All Day
End Date: 9/15/2020
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The Films of Sidney Harman Writer-in-Residence
Xiaolu Guo
We Went to Wonderland and Far & Near 

September 11 at 9AM- September 15 at 3PM
Pre-recorded streaming presentation

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Two films by award-winning Chinese-British filmmaker, novelist, and memoirist Xiaolu Guo, whose work explores alienation, memory, personal and physical journeys, feminism, translation and transnational identity.  She is the author of Nine Continents: A Memoir In and Out of China, recipient of the 2017 National Book Critics Circle Award. 

Winner Special Jury Award, Cinesdelsur Film Festival Granada 2008

As ancient Taoist master Lao Tzu said: "The further you go, the less you understand." This visual poem traces the interior lives of two Chinese travelers in a global environment .  A philosophical journey, traversing cultural conflicts, love relationships, personal histories, and the turmoil of China's past.

Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes.


ICA Beck’s Futures 2003 Prize, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London

Leaving her country for the first time, a young Chinese writer wanders on a wild mountain in Wales. Through the beautiful and empty landscape and the people she meets she enters a dreamlike world where memories of life in rapidly developing Beijing, and a childhood in a poor fishing village return to her.

Duration: 22 minutes.

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General Admission: pay any amount 
Baruch Students: Free


Tues Sep 15 at 5PM – Live conversation with filmmaker Xiaolu Guo and Swarthmore College Professor Patricia White, author of Women’s Cinema/World Cinema: Projecting Contemporary Feminisms and Uninvited: Classical Hollywood Cinema and Lesbian Representability. 

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Week 2 – Sep 18 – 22, features the film Once Upon a Time Proletarian and a filmmaker conversation. Click for Information.

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