Monday, August 1, 2011

China Institute: Special Documentary Showing

At the China Institute May, 2009, to see the incredible artifacts from the tomb of the Empress Di, et al.
This sounds fascinating - a contemporary documentary about an intense battle over whether to build a school in a small Chinese village.  It reminds me of the undeclared war going on right now between the Progressives versus mainstream Republicans who want to privatize K,1-12 education in the United States under the guise of "vouchers" and "school choice." The principles are the same:  keep profits rolling into the pockets of corporations and keep the people as ignorant as possible by giving no education or a poor quality substitute for formerly excellent public schools - in the days when they were adequately funded.  Shame, shame on the destroyers of public education.

Screening and Director’s Talk

Tuesdsay, September 27, 2011

(Harrison Schaaf, 2010)

The Hidden Battlefield is a feature length documentary film directed, produced, edited, and scored by young filmmaker Harrison Schaaf. The film tells the story of two warring clans in a small Chinese village: one wants to build a school, the other does not, and it all comes down to a violent and politically tumultuous seven year conflict as the unequivocally good act of building a school in rural China is brought into question. The screening will be followed by a talk with the director.

Harrison Schaaf received his B.A. in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan and is currently an assistant producer on a feature length film in China starring Zhang Ziyi.

ADMISSION: Tuesday, September 27 ~ 6:30 – 8 PM
$10 member / $15 non-member

Seating is limited, pre-registration required.
Reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

For further information, please contact, or 212-744-8181 x111
125 East 65th Street, New York, NY 10065

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