• Asian Film Series

A look at cultural identity, political anxiety & visual representation

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008
Kung Fu Hustle (directed by Stephen Chow)
Hosted by Dr. Micky Lee, Communication & Journalism Department


Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008
Jodhaa Akbar (directed by Ashutosh Gowariker)
Hosted by Dr. Afshan Bokhari, Art History, NESADSU


CANCELED -To be rescheduled in the spring.
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008
Shiri (directed by Je-gyu Kang)
Hosted by Dr. Simone Chun, Government Department

All screenings will be located in:
Donahue 311 at 5:30pm
3rd Floor of the Donahue Building
41 Temple Street, Boston


The Asian Film Series screens a kung fu film, a musical, and a spy thriller, to examine cultural identity, political anxiety, and visual representation

Kung Fu Hustle
is either a trashy, non-sensical comedy or a clever postmodern work that comments on Hong Kong - China relations.  Shiri is the name of a species of freshwater fish indigenous to the DMZ, and expresses the director's hope for the reunification of a divided Korea.  Jodhaa Akbar is a sixteenth century love story between a great Mughal emperor, Akbar, and a Rajput princess, Jodha. 

*Free food, free admission and prizes!

The Asian Film Series is presented by the Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office.         

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