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Dream Weavers - Beijing 2008

The East Asian Studies Center and U.S.-China Institute present the screening of Dream Weavers - Beijing 2008 and Q&A with documentary filmmaker Gu Jun.

December 1, 2009 6:00pm to 8:00pm

About the Film
7 years of filming, 5 Olympic stories, 1 nation's preparation for the biggest sporting event in the world. Dream Weavers - Beijing 2008 is the first documentary that took 7 years to research, investigate, pursue and film 5 Olympic stories leading to China's first Olympic Games.

About Filmmaker Gu Jun
Gu Jun graduated from the Beijing Film Academy in 1991. With a strong interest in anthropology and sociology, Gu took on a directorship position at China Central Television (CCTV) in 1993 and focused on documentary filmmaking. As she researched, interviewed and filmed people, places, and events, her knowledge on social practices and social investigation increased. When it was announced that the 29th Olympic Games were awarded to Beijing in 2001, Gu began to divert her attention on how the Olympics will impact Beijing, and for the next 7 years, dedicated herself to doing up-close research and investigation to capture preparations for the Olympic Games in the documentary film Dream Weavers - Beijing 2008.

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