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Shorts Program 1 at the Los Angeles Chinese Film Festival

When:
November 17, 2017 8:15pm to 10:15pm
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Under the Same Night Sky

In 2014, the Chinese government started a new national campaign on equal elementary education, but at the same time strengthened residential registration system to segregate the rural and urban areas. On the one hand, I’m curious how the policies carry through when they conflicts with each other. On the other hand, the elementary education in China puts young children under unbearable pressure, which is what I’ve been through and suffered from. I want to review the education I got in China as an adult to find out what influence it has done to me and is still doing to children with different background.

Night Spinning

Eva has a crush on her good friend Jack. But an encounter with him at his favorite bar destroys her hopes: Jack meets another woman there. Before she goes back home, she sees two shadows in the distance kissing. After that, she is haunted by the picture. Something very strange grows in her, distorts her reality and perception and drives her crazy.

A Test

Several days before the College Entrance Exam, high school teacher Chen Jun is informed by An, the school’s top student Lee' s sister, that their father was killed in a mining accident. Thinking for the student's future, as well as pressured by the school principle and his family, Chen Jun struggles whether he should tell Lee about this news.

Sheep Dotting Hillsides

Two years have passed and the poverty alleviation funds have not yet to be received. Most of the villagers left except Lao Ma, the village secretary, who embraces the last hope and remains in the desolate village.

 

When government officials came for an inspection, Lao Ma had no choice but to ‘participate’ in a series of shocking and infuriating farces in the hope of obtaining the funds.

Love After Time

On a nuclear-ravaged island, an Enforcer, ordered to keep the enslaved citizens under control, chases a mutant woman who steals food under his watch.
Following the woman to a secret refuge, his innermost temptation is excited by her cockroaches...Pent-up desire and fear are exposed, and released.

No Sad

Chinese Lu Song goes to Korea alone, looking for Mr lee, his brother-in-law he has never seen.
Lu Song and Kim, an old friend, have some fun.They sink in their memory.
Lu Song finds Li Yan, his niece-in-law, but the girl just lost her love.
Li Yan brings Lu Song to a fishing village, and they find Mr Lee there. Lu Song tells a sad thing to him.
Three people sitting in silence, thinking about something, only eating is real.
 

Events

December 5, 2017 - 4:00pm
Los Angeles, California

The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk by Scott Tong and a unique perspective on the transitions in China through the eyes of regular people.

April 6, 2018 - 8:00am
Los Angeles, California

"Finding Solutions" will focus on the work of individuals, companies, and NGOs to address some of China’s pressing challenges. We hope you will be able to join this important discussion on April 6.