The Story of Qiu Ju

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 (All day)

Introduction and post-screening Q & A with Alison W. Conner, Professor of Law & Director of International Programs at the William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai'i at Manoa on Nov 1 at 7:30pm

Tuesday Nov 01 07:30 PM
Wednesday Nov 02 01:00 PM
Wednesday Nov 02 07:30 PM

Doris Duke Theatre

Academy of Arts Members: $8.00
General Admission: $10.00

About the Film:
Director: Zhang Yimou
China, 1992, 110 mins.
In Mandarin with English subtitles

The film tells the story of a peasant woman, Qiu Ju, who lives in a rural area of China. When her husband is kicked in the groin by the village head, Qiu Ju, despite her pregnancy, travels to a nearby town, and later a big city to deal with its bureaucrats and find justice. This film was a hit at international film festivals and won the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival in 1992.