A screening of the documentary, Maineland. Filmed over three years in China and the U.S., MAINELAND is a multi-layered coming-of-age tale that follows two affluent and cosmopolitan teenagers as they settle into a boarding school in blue-collar rural Maine. Directed by Miao Wang (herself a former Chinese student in the U.S.), the film follows bubbly, fun-loving Stella and introspective Harry as they seek a Western-style education, escape from the dreaded Chinese college entrance exam, and the promise of a Hollywood-style U.S. high school experience. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring U of R students from China discussing their experiences studying and living in Rochester.
Hosted by John Osburg, associate professor, Department of Anthropology.
Food and beverages will be provided.
Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Dewey Hall, 1101
Dewey Hall, Rochester, NY