Tuesday, Oct 27, 6:30 PM
Screening:AUTUMN GEM Register Online
AUTUMN GEM explores the extraordinary life of the Chinese revolutionary heroine and women’s rights activist Qiu Jin (1875 – 1907). During the reign of the last dynasty in China, Qiu Jin boldly challenged traditional gender roles and demanded equal rights and opportunities for women. At a time when women’s lives were often marked by repressive practices such as footbinding, arranged marriages, and denial of education, she envisioned a future where women would free themselves from the confines of tradition and emerge as strong and active citizens of a new and modern nation.
Writer/Director Rae Chang will be joined by her colleague Adam Tow, Amy Dooling, Associate Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Connecticut College, and Ann Lau, Chair of the Visual Artists Guild in Los Angeles, for a Q&A after the screening
$15 to NYWIFT, Visual Arts Guild and Asia Society members
$25 to Nonmembers
NOTE: If you'd like to attend
the screening of AUTUMN GEM about China's first feminist in the late 1800s with
a Q&A with the filmmakers, we have arranged a further discount for
$10. www.nywift.org, click Visual Artists
Guild, enter code: autgem
Tribeca Film Center, 375 Greenwich St., 2nd floor.(between North Moore Street and Franklin Street). Tribeca Film Center is reachable by the 1 train at Franklin Street. Exit the subway station using the Franklin Street exit. Walk two blocks west to Greenwich Street and make a right turn. We are located in the middle of the block on the right hand side.
Writer/Director Rae Chang comes to NYWIFT
this month for a screening of her film Autumn
Gem, which explores the extraordinary life of
the Chinese heroine Qiu Jin. An accomplished
writer, women's rights activist and
revolutionary army leader, Qiu Jin boldly
challenged traditional gender roles and
demanded equal rights and opportunities for
women. An Asian "Joan of Arc," she emerged as a national heroine who
redefined what it meant to be a woman in early 20th-century China.
Chang will be joined by her colleagues Adam Tow and Amy Dooling, Associate
Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Connecticut College, for a
Q&A after the screening.
Rae Chang (writer/director) is an artist and graphic designer based in the San
Francisco Bay Area. Her varied works (in drawing, sculpture, performance and
video) have been presented at Kearny Street Workshop's APAture, the Chinese
Culture Center, Worth Ryder Art Gallery and the New College of California
Gallery. Trained in Chinese martial arts (wushu), she performs with the dance
company Facing East Dance and Music. Her short film on Qiu Jin, Jingwei Girls,
was presented at APAture Film Night in 2003 and the Women of Color Film
Festival in 2004. Chang also works as a graphic designer for various internet
Adam Tow is a digital media producer and web consultant. An accomplished
photographer, his work has been published in The New York Times, Stanford
Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle. He has worked with such artists as
Vienna Teng, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Facing East Dance and Music,
Beijing Wushu Team, and Somei Yoshino Taiko Ensemble. Tow also runs his own
technology consulting business. His corporate clients have included The Wall
Street Journal, AllThingsD.com, Stanford University, Palm, and various startups
in the San Francisco Bay Area.