Asia and the Pacific Screens
Morning Sun 八九点钟的太阳
5:30pm - 8:00pm
01 May 2014
The Auditorium, China in the World Building (188), Fellows Lane, ANU
Directed by Carma Hinton, Geremie R. Barmé, Richard Gordon
Written by Geremie R. Barmé, Carma Hinton
2003, 117 minutes
English with Chinese subtitles
Morning Sun attempts in the space of a two-hour documentary film to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (c.1964-1978). It provides a multi-perspective view of a tumultuous period as seen through the eyes—and reflected in the hearts and minds—of members of the high-school generation that was born around the time of the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, and that came of age in the 1960s. Others join them in creating in the film’s conversation about the period and the psycho-emotional topography of high-Maoist China, as well as the enduring legacy of that period.
The film screening will be followed by a short discussion.
This film is part of the monthly film series Asia and the Pacific Screens, sponsored by the Australian Centre on China in the World.