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Public Film Screening: Autumn Gem


23 September 2010

On Thursday 23 September, the Confucius Institute and the Faculty of Education and Social Work China Education Centre, will hold a public screening of documentary feature Autumn Gem.

This film tells the story of Qiu Jin (1875-1907), a writer and women's rights activist who challenged traditional gender roles in early 20th century China. During this time, women were faced with arranged marriages, denied an education and suffered the practice of footbinding. Protesting against such customs, she eventually became involved in an armed uprising against the government, but was captured and executed before the plot could be carried out.

The hour-long film is shown in English and Mandarin with subtitles and brings Qiu Jin's tale to life through interviews and dramatic recreations. In addition to the screening, there will also be a question and answer session with Chinese-American filmmakers Rae Chang and Adam Tow.

Please visit oureventpage for more details and registration.