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Cine-East Film Screening: A True Believer

October 20, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Film Screening: “A True Believer” (Liu Xiaolei, 2015, 80 min, China, in Chinese w/English subtitles, Color, Digital) / “A True Believer” is Liu Xiaolei’s inquiry into old but ever more important ethical dilemmas of good and evil, and the individual’s fate, as well as a filmmaker’s relation to the camera that could be many different things, like a detective device that could be used to “capture and punish,” something for the filmmaker to “hide behind,” or a medium to “experience the hurt” of those being filmed. “A True Believer,” a documentary that “took five years or so to make,” looks into the ethics and economics of pick-pocketing focusing on the self-righteous members of Falcon, “an anti-pickpocketing organization,” and the pick-pockets they chase. There is also an “Uyghur boy” that “appears” in the filmmaker’s life and changes many things, including his relation to his film./ About the Filmmaker:Xiaolei Liu, born in 1984 in Dalian city, graduated in TV editing and directing from Liaoning University. He worked in DDATV for one year, established a culture and media company for three years, and then engaged in producing advertisement, documentaries, and feature films as a freelancer. He participated in the Memory Project 2014 and completed his documentary A True Believer in 2015. / Presented by Duke University Libraries.


October 20, 2016
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Duke Asian/Pacific Studies Institute
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The Carolina Asia Center supports diverse Asia-related events. However, CAC co-sponsorship of any talk, seminar, documentary screening, film screening, performance or celebration does not constitute endorsement of or agreement with the views presented therein. As an academic institution, we value diverse perspectives that promote dialogue and understanding.

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