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Film Screening and Director Q&A: A Chronicle of My Cultural Revolution (2007)

October 25, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This documentary of personal experiences of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) starts with the director’s own love story.  At 16, he wrote an unsigned love letter to a classmate,  who gave the letter to her  teacher. Xu was labeled a “counter-revolutionary” and sent to prison. Others recount similarly hilarious and ironic yet profoundly moving, tragic tales.

Xu Xing (徐星) is a writer, documentary filmmaker and public intellectual currently residing in Beijing. His iconic novel Variations Without a Theme《无主题变奏》defined 1980s youth culture. Ever since, Xu’s works have focused on those on society’s fringes.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to meet Xu Xing and discuss his film after the screening.


October 25, 2015
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States
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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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