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Global Exchange Program 2016

Film students from the University of Southern California and Communication University of China pair up to create revealing documentaries. This is part of an ongoing collaboration between the two universities.
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As a part of an innovative partnership between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and the Communication University of China in Beijing, a handful of students travel across the ocean, pair up with students they've never met or communicated with and then work intensively over six weeks to produce penetrating explorations of various topics.
 
The program began in 2006 at USC and since then has alternated between Los Angeles and Beijing. At USC, Professors Marsha Kinder and Mark Jonathan Harris launched the project. Generous donations from Stephen Lesser have made the project possible.The USC US-China Institute has also provided financial support for the initiative.
 
Please click on the links below to see the short documentaries produced by students participating in this collaboration.
 
Directed by Ariel Sobel & Tao Mengdi
 
Directed by Kelley “Kali” Chatman & Coco Wu
 
Directed by Cloud Liu and Even Wu
 
Directed by Mischa Cantu and Ivy Lee
 
Click here to view the projects from previous years: 
2006 | 2008 | 2009 | 2011 | 2014
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Events

June 5, 2018 - 7:00pm
Los Angeles, California

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute, the East Asian Studies Center, and the USC School of Cinematic Arts for a screening of the 1993 Chinese film Woman Sesame Oil Maker (香魂女). It tells the story of a woman in a small village who buys a peasant wife for his mentally disabled son after her sesame oil business becomes unexpectedly successful. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director, Xie Fei (谢飞).