The 28 films that will be shown in New York will be divided into four categories: politically oriented films, historical films, works by female filmmakers and artistically experimental films. The politically oriented films include Hu Jie’s “Spark” (2014), about an underground publication in 1960 that tried to expose the Great Leap Forward famine, and Ai Weiwei’s “Ping’an Xueqing” (2011), the artist’s documentary investigating the mysterious death in 2010 of an activist who stood up for his fellow villagers during a land dispute with the local government.
The films will be screened at various venues in New York, including the Anthology Film Archives, the Asia Society, Maysles Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center, the Museum of Chinese in America and UnionDocs. The organizers have set up a Kickstarter page to raise money for program booklets and for the filmmakers and organizers to travel to New York.
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