Confucius Institute for Scotland, Chinese Independent Documentary III:

Wu Wenguang & the Folk Memory Project

Friday 31 May 2019

Screening room (G.04) at 50 George Square

China’s foremost independent documentary filmmaker, Wu Wenguang, returns with one of the rising stars of his Caochangdi work station, Zhang Mengqi, to the University of Edinburgh this May.

Join us on Friday 31 May in the Screening room (G.04) at 50 George Square for an afternoon of cutting edge documentary, insightful lectures, discussions and “meet the artist” conversations over drinks and nibbles.

“Knocking on Memory’s Door with the Video Camera. A handful of people took video cameras and went back to their respective villages. They went in search of the old generation that was still living there in dim, stark houses. They went to uncover the memories hidden deep inside them…” - Wu Wenguang


14.00-15.30 Film screening: Investigating my Father, 2016 (80mins) -  Wu Wenguang

15.30 Tea & Coffee

16.00-17.00 Presentation: The Art of Unforgetting: Folk Memory Project, Wu Wenguang & Zhang Mengqi

17.00 Drinks & Canapés

17.30-19.00 Film screening: Self-portrait: Sphex in 47 KM, 2019 (110mins) - Zhang Mengqi

19:00 Drinks reception

This event is free and you are welcome to join for the whole afternoon or just one or two sessions, however booking is essential. To book, please click HERE.

For more details, please see the Institute website HERE.