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Photographing Shenzhen or Shenzhen-transformation of Modern China / Children of Tibet

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If you have a question about this talk, please contact Holly Barclay.

We are pleased to invite you to the screening of two documentary films made by Tianqi Yu, a graduate student at Cambridge, followed by a discussion on the issues raised.

Photographing Shenzhen or Shenzhen-transformation of Modern China

This documentary has been awarded the Grand Jury Prize and the Best Documentary at Screentest 2008-UK’s national student film festival. It has also been broadcast by Discovery Network Asia.

The film is a journey through time and space, chronicling her father, an established Chinese social photographer, Yu Haibo, as for more than two decades he has been capturing the social transformation of Shenzhen, the fast developing young city built up by migrants in three decades and among the first cities open to the world in modern China. It is also a personal journey of her own as she has herself migrated to Shenzhen with her family at the age of 9.

Children of Tibet

This is a personal diary showing the filmmaker’s point of view as a young Chinese on how the changing education system affects the lives of a new generation of Tibetans, how their culture is changing under the administration of the Chinese government, and how Tibet is integrating into China and a wider international community.

We would also like to dedicate this screening to the victims of the earthquake in China.

Directions will be shown from the Porter’s lodge – Entrance on Sidgwick Avenue.

This talk is part of the Newnham College MCR Speaker Series series.

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