In this documentary, filmmaker Xiaolu Guo profiles thirteen representatives of China’s ‘proletarian’ class today who are trying to make sense of life as the country’s old Communist guard gives way to a new and less certain balance of socialism and capitalism.
Guo documents the massive social, economic and political changes taking place in China today as she looks at the lives of the ordinary people caught in the middle of it all.
Running Time: 1hr 16mins
BBFC Advice: adv 15
Director(s): Xiaolu Guo.
Country of Origin: China & UK.
Year of release: 2009
Language(s): In Mandarin with English subtitles.
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This screening will be followed by a panel discussion, titled Changing of the Guard: Revolution across Generations, with Newcastle University’s Sabrina Yu and Edinburgh University’s Sophia Woodman
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