The Shun Hing College A Salon Series aims to invite a variety of speakers to offer their insights on social, cultural, political, historical, economic issues and etc., as well as to encourage vibrant discussions among residents and the HKU community.
About the Talk
This A Salon introduces the ideals and works of IFChina Original Studio (青原色創新實驗室 http://www.ifchina.org/). Founded in Ji’an City, Jiangxi Province in June 2009, IFChina is the first non-profit art and cultural organization of its kind in China. Through film, photography, oral history and theater productions, it collects and shares the stories and memories of Ji’an city and its communities, families and individuals. By documenting the history and reality of one of the most ordinary small cities in China, IFChina aims to raise civic awareness, spur engagement, build up a stronger sense of shared human values, and redefine the relationships among individuals, with the ultimate goal to foster a civil society. In an age of globalization, IFChina also strives to pave the ground for the genuine local culture to grow. It organizes various art and cultural projects, such as architecture and landscape designs, community mural painting, local fashion designs, organic farming, local songs and public art projects.
About our Speaker
Jian Yi (簡藝) is an independent filmmaker, visual artist and writer. He received his MA in International Peace Studies at University of Notre Dame in 1998 and MA in International Journalism at Beijing Broadcasting Institute in 1999. In 2004, Jian co-produced with Wu Wenguang the China Villager Documentary Project. He also founded ARTiSIMPLE Studio in 2005 and co-founded IFChina in 2009, both of which have pioneered in the collaborative community and citizen art projects in China.
Jian’s film works have received numerous awards. His feature drama Bamboo Shoots won the Bronze Zenith Award at the 27th Montreal World Film Festival (2007) and the Digital Cinema Award at the 10th Barcelona Asian Film Festival (2008). His Super Girls!, the only independent documentary about the Super Girl Singing Contest, was officially selected by the 27th Cambridge Film Festival and has been screened in MoMA, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Yale, NYU, UCLA, USC, and CalArt among other institutions.
Topic: IFChina: What if China? 青原色：講述生命故事，提升文化自覺
Speaker: Jian Yi 簡藝
Date: November 19 (Thursday), 2015
Time: 19:00 to 21:00 (Reception: 19:00–19:30)
Venue: Room A402, Shun Hing College, Jockey Club Student Village III
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This event is open to all Jockey Club Student Village III residents and the HKU community.
*Light refreshments will be provided
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