International Film Festival

Saturday, February 16, 2013 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Olin lecture halls

The international film festival continues with Chinese film "Blind Shaft."

Blind Shaft tells the story of itinerant miners Song Jinming and Tang Chaoyang who risk their lives under dangerous working conditions and develop questionable morals in order to survive. In the dark caves of one of the many illegal Chinese coal mines, Song and Tang murder a co-worker whom they have convinced to pose as Tang’s brother. By forcing the mine’s collapse upon their deceased colleague, and thereby making his death seem accidental, Tang and Song use their colleagues death to extort money from the mine’s management. (2003)

Following the screening, Jennifer Feeley, assistant professor of modern Chinese literature and film at the University of Iowa will lead an audience discussion, focusing on the historical and cultural contexts of the film.

The film festival is free and open to the public. Olin lecture halls are located one block east of 50th Street and St. Paul Ave.