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Red Art . . . a Documentary

A screening and talk with the co-director, Hu Jie

Wednesday, November 05, 2008
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2250 Public Policy Building
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Running Time 70 mins

Subtitles: English / Chinese

Year of Production2007

    

Director:HU JIE 胡杰 and AI XIAOMING 艾晓明          

Cinematography:Hu Jie and Ai Xiaoming

Production Design:Huang Haitao 黄海涛   

Editing:Hu Jie        

 

Synopsis

Red Art delves into the posters during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and how they were used as a propaganda. To uncover the meaning of the posters, it interviews former painters and Red Guards, and researchers and collectors at home and abroad.

Red Art is the second documentary after the documentary makers' Painting for the Revolution: The Peasants Painters of Hu County, which documents how folk art was transformed by political campaigns, and records the artists memories of this unusual period of history.

《红色美术》采访了当年的画家、红卫兵以及今天中国和英国的收藏者、研究者,力图呈现文革宣传画的产生、流传及影响。在片中讲述个人故事的有:《毛主席去安源》作者刘春华、广州画家李醒韬、广州老红卫兵周继能等……北京、广州的美术馆主持人、美术评论家、当年将中国宣传画带去英国的记者、教授、研究者等,从不同角度讲述了对文革美术的理解。

《红色美术》是本片作者继《为革命画画:户县农民画》之后完成的第二部有关中国文革宣传画的纪录片,丰富的图像资料与文革时代的影像穿插在一起,为人们反思文革与视觉艺术的关系提供了新的思考。

 

Bio-filmography of director

Hu Jie is an independent documentary maker. His works, among others, are Remote Mountain, Folk Songs on the Plain, By the Sea, In Search of Lin Zhao's Soul and Though I am Gone. In 2002, his documentary, The Wedding of Yan Zhen, won Best Editing Prize at Chinese Young Filmmakers Festival held by Hongkong Phoenix TV. The year 2003 saw Remote Mountain selected by "Independent Documentaries of China" Film Festival in France. In 2004, Folk Songs on the Plain was selected by "Art and Individual Identity of the East and the West" show in Bonn, Germany. He participated in the establishment of Digital Video Studio of Sex/Gender Education Forum at Sun Yat-sen University as artist-in-residence since 2004.  

HU Jie has had his documentaries shown in SUN Yat-sen University, Chinese University of Hong Kong, The University of Westminster and University of Oxford in the U.K.since 2005.

胡杰,1991年毕业于解放军艺术学院油画系, 1995年辞掉公职开始独立纪录片制作。已完成的纪录片包括《远山》、《平原上的山歌》、《在海边》、《寻找林昭》,新近完成的纪录片是《我虽死去》。他的作品《严震的婚事》获香港凤凰卫视中华青年影像大展最佳编辑奖。2003年《远山》入选法国独立电影节,2004年《平原上的山歌》在"东西方艺术与个人身份" (德国波恩历史博物馆)展映。2004年以来,胡杰与艾晓明开始合作,完成了《白丝带》等十部有关妇女、性别与人权教育的纪录片。

2005年以来,胡杰曾在广州中山大学、香港中文大学、英国伦敦西敏大学民主研究中心、英国牛津大学等地做访问研究以及展示纪录片作品。

 


Cost : Free

RichardGunde
310 285-8683
gunde@ucla.edu

Sponsor(s): Center for Chinese Studies

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