Graduate Coloquium: October 25, 2012
195 College Avenue
Potluck - Halloween Theme - 5:30pm
Colloquium - 7:00pm
In this presentation, Tara will discuss the documentary mode in the work of Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke, paying particular attention to his 2008 film, “24 City”, about the closing of a factory to make way for a housing development. Tara argues that the tension between the documentary form and the fictionalized elements of the film are part of a particular poetics in Jia’s work, a poetics that posits new modes of understanding and remembering in contemporary Chinese experience.