History in Images: The Making of The Gate of Heavenly Peace (Oct. 30)

2014.10.30_Carma Hinton posterThursday, October 30, 5:30 p.m., Room 404, ZSR Library

Director Carma Hinton (George Mason University) will show excerpts from THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE (about the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests), as well as some out-takes from the film.  She will discuss her decisions on what to include and exclude, and how these decisions affected her presentation of the events covered by the films. She will also address the different problems that the historian encounters when presenting history in images as opposed to in words: the potential and limitation of each medium and what information each might privilege or obscure.

Sponsored by:  Dept. of East Asian Languages and Culture, WFU Humanities Institute, Dept. of History, and the Documentary Film Program

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