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Film Screening: The Private Life Of Fenfen

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The Private Life of Fenfen is a documentary that tells its tragic love story as a video installation. In 2007, the filmmaker gave Fenfen—a feisty young migrant worker in southern China—a DV camera with which to start filming her epic video diary. In the film, however, fragments of Fenfen's video life—constructed out of over 100 hours of footage—are broadcast "live" on TV in various migrant worker locations across China. Inside cheap restaurants, hole-in-the-wall cigarette shops, and alleyway hair salons, everyone is watching Fenfen and consuming her real life as would-be entertainment.
Leslie Tai is an emerging Chinese-American filmmaker hailing from San Francisco, California. She received her BA in Design|Media Arts from UCLA  before moving to China in 2006. There, she studied under documentary maverick Wu Wenguang. From 2007-2011, she made and exhibited films as an artist  of Caochangdi Workstation in Beijing's underground documentary scene. Leslie is a Fulbright Scholar and a graduate of the MFA Program in Documentary Film and Video at Stanford University.



Thursday, October 30, 2014. 05:30PM


Art 2, Cummings Art Building, 435 Lasuen Mall


Center for East Asian Studies




Free and Open to the Public. Please RSVP here.