Monday Lunchtime Talk: The Melbourne Controversy; Jai Zhangke and the Melbourne International Film Festival, 2009
|Dates:||3 April 2017|
|Times:||13:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public|
In 2009, the famous independent Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke withdrew his films from the Melbourne International Film Festival in protest at the invitation to Rebiya Kadeer, the leader of the separatist Uighurs of Xinjiang Province, to the festival.
Robert Hamilton of Manchester Metropolitan University will explore the complex reasons for this extraordinary event and the consequences of this on Chinese cinema, history and politics.
Role: Senior Lecturer
Organisation: Manchester Metropolitan University
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