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Desert Dream: Transnational Film Series Screening

Film Screening: Desert Dream

(Zhang Lu, 2007, 123 min, South Korea/France, in Mongolian and Korean with English subtitles, 35mm)

In a vast desert area somewhere at the border between Mongolia and China, Hungai lives together with his wife and child. Dutifully, Hungai plants little trees in the desert. After his wife embarks on a long trip to a hospital in the capital Ulaanbaatar to have their sick son examined, Hungai starts to drink out of loneliness. One day, a North Korean fugitive and her son ask for shelter in his home. A new world opens for Hungai.

Introduced by Prof. Nayoung Aimee Kwon (Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Department).

Q&A to follow with director Zhang Lu!

Co-sponsered with: Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (AMES), Asian/Pacific Studies Institute (APSI), Franklin Humanities Institute (FHI), Duke University Center for International Studies (DUCIS), Women’s Studies Program, Literature, the Korea Forum, and Duke East Asia Nexus (DEAN). At UNC: the Carolina Asia Center, Center for Global Initiatives, Asian Studies, Global Cinema Minor Program, and the Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense.


April 3, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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