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Date & Time
October 28, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Studio 124 at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Dr
Durham, NC 27705 United States

Reading Father (feat. Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, Hu Tao; 2019, 60 min)

Reading Father attempts to open up the obscure passageway to the history of Mao era by rereading official documents—the “files” on an “anti-revolutionary” person. It is a reading of Father through a reading of the documents about him.

Wu Wenguang, Zhang Mengqi, and Hu Tao in attendance

**NB: Limited seating available, no late seating/admittance after performance starts!**

About The Memory Project
Wu Wenguang, a foundational figure for Chinese independent documentary film, launched The Memory Project in 2010 to document the gathering of oral histories from the rural survivors of China’s Great Famine (1958-1961). Wu and two of his collaborators will be on campus for three nights of film screenings and one night of performance.


Parking Info:
Special arrangements have been made to provide FREE PARKING for this event in the Campus Drive and Anderson Street Lot, across the street from the Rubenstein Arts Center. Enter the lot from Anderson Street, just north of the intersection with Campus Drive. The gate will be up and an attendant will direct you to a parking spot – just tell them you are here for the performance in the Arts Center.

Presented by Duke University Libraries; co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), the Program in the Arts of the Moving Image (AMI), the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), the Master of Fine Arts in Experimental and Documentary Arts (MFA|EDA), and the Center for Documentary Studies.

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