With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013
With Dada Chen at NYAFF 2013

Saturday, November 03, 2012

ACF 1690: ONE TREE THREE LIVES at Asia Society on November 1oth

 One Tree Three Lives 
Directed by Angie CHEN
Hong Kong, 2012, 90 minutes 
When: Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 6:00 PM 
Where: Asia Society
725 Park Avenue (at 70 St), New York City
Co-presented with International Writing Program
In English and Mandarin with English subtitles.
Q&A with Hualing Nieh (via Skype), film director Angie Chen
and IWP Director Christopher Merrill (in-person).
Followed by a reception

Hualing Nieh, acclaimed Chinese novelist and essayist, founded the prestigious International Writing Program (IWP) with her late husband Paul Engle. Since 1967, over 1400 writers from more than 140 countries have taken part in its residency program at the University of Iowa. The program has nurtured generations of international writers. Past participants include Nobel Literature Prize winners Orhan Pamuk (My Name is Red, Snow) and Mo Yan (Red Sorghum), Yu Hua (To Live, Brothers), and Lin Hwai-min (author and artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre).

This documentary follows Nieh's remarkable life traversing cultures, languages, and continents as a perpetual "outsider." Born in Wuhan, China, Nieh moved to Taiwan in 1949 as the Communists won the civil war. But in Taiwan, she was persecuted for her liberal thoughts. Eventually settled in Iowa, Nieh created a vibrant world surrounded by international writers.

Information about the film and purchasing tickets as well as a trailer (2 min., 51 sec.) are available here.

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