Once, China’s ordinary citizens dreamed of a watch, a bicycle and a radio. Today they strive for wealth and a better life, often to the detriment of family and tradition.
Grandparents are reluctant to speak of their experiences during the Cultural Revolution and grandchildren are only concerned with material gains, saying, “I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle.”
A number of our Expat Advisors Community members were privileged to attend a private screening of this powerful documentary at the invitation of Linda Newton, Documentary Australia Foundation last August.
Torrens’ absorbing film, 12 years in the making, successfully opens the door on the past, and questions its impact on the present. If you haven’t seen it, make sure you go along to the complimentary screening and panel interview with UNSW China Studies:
Date: Monday 4th May, 2015
Time: 4.00pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Old Geology Theatre, Edgeworth David Building, off Science Rd, The University of Sydney
To reserve your place register at the China Studies UNSW website.