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Asian Film & Talk Series: “Under the Dome”
Thursday, September 27, 2018,5:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
A screening of “Under the Dome” (2015; by Chai Jing), introduction and conversation led by Dr. Feng Hao from the University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee.
Almost as soon as it was released on Feb. 28, 2015, “Under the Dome”, an “Inconvenient Truth”-style documentary financed by one of China’s most famous journalists, took the Chinese web by storm. Within 24 hours, the film was viewed over 100 million times. By the evening of March 1, discussion of the film dominated social media platforms. The film takes the format of a TED-style public speech given by well-known journalist Chai Jing, interspersed with video interviews, charts, animated shorts, and other visual aids. Chai stands before an audience of a few hundred and speaks about her yearlong investigation, undertaken in 2014, into the root causes of China’s air pollution, which has for years plagued hundreds of millions.”
The screening free to the public. Light refreshments will be provided, thanks to the Mellon Foundation.