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Nanfu Wang x 2

August 3 to August 4

New York City-based Nanfu Wang grew up in rural China, and through her filmmaking practice has braved intimidation tactics to investigate and elucidate the political culture of her native land, producing the controversial Hooligan Sparrow, a film about activist Ye Haiyan that was shortlisted for the Best Documentary Academy Award, and the new One Child Nation (co-directed with Jialing Zhang), an exploration of the One Child Policy that shaped Wang’s life and the lives of so many other Chinese people. With these films and her fascinating, searching I Am Another You, a penetrating study of a young American drifter, Wang has established herself in the leading ranks of contemporary nonfiction filmmakers, developing an approach that combines social engagement with an all-important sense of cinematic poetry.

Nanfu Wang in person for Hooligan Sparrow

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