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Screening of documentary film Crime and Punishment and Q&A with film director Zhao Liang
November 1, 2012 - 15:15-17:30
On the North Korean border, Chinese military police enforce the law with a heavy hand, leading to moments of harrowing abuse and surreal satire. Amidst the barren wintry landscape of Northeast China, Chinese military police officers rigidly enforce law and order in an impoverished mountain town. They raid a private residence to bust an illegal mahjong game, casually abuse a pickpocket accused of throwing away evidence, and berate a confession out of a scrap collector working without a permit. The police switch between precise investigative procedure, explosions of violent fury, and moments of comic ineptitude, all captured incredibly before the camera. A prime example of how independent documentaries are on the vanguard of Chinese cinema, CRIME AND PUNISHMENT is an unprecedented look at the everyday workings of law enforcement in the world’s largest authoritarian society. (Info from dGenerate films)
More information: http://www.ace.lu.se/activities/chinese-documentary-films-november
Place: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Scheelevägen 15, room Alfa 1010