AFS Doc Night: High Tech Low Life

This film played last year's Tribeca Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary. It was also recently picked up by PBS for their POV series. Tickets are $8 for general admission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE FILM


"HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE follows the journey of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country – chronicling under reported news and social issues stories. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras they develop skills as independent one-man news stations while learning to navigate China’s evolving censorship regulations and avoiding the risk of political persecution. The film follows 57-year-old “Tiger Temple,” who earns the title of China’s first citizen reporter after he impulsively documents an unfolding murder and 27-year-old “Zola” who recognizes the opportunity to increase his fame and future prospects by reporting on sensitive news throughout China.

From the perspective of vastly different generations, Zola and Tiger Temple must both reconcile an evolving sense of individualism, social responsibility and personal sacrifice. The juxtaposition of Zola’s coming-of-age journey from produce vendor to internet celebrity, and Tiger Temple’s commitment to understanding China’s tumultuous past provides an alternate portrait of China and of news-gathering in the 21st century."

The website: http://hightechlowlifefilm.com

Trailer http://hightechlowlifefilm.com/trailer/

Suggested by Austin Culp of Austin Film Society

Lets come out at 6PM grab a bite at Chipolte Mexican Grill (right next door to The Alamo) and watch a doc.

https://www.austinfilm.org/doc-series/high-tech-low-life

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  • Albert N.

    This was an interesting film, a unique way to see different aspects of life in China. At the same time, seeing the reaction from the government and other citizens gives insight into the country. We had a nice discussion afterwards as well..

    April 28, 2013

    • Cara H.

      Thanks for posting, great to hear insites

      April 30, 2013

  • Cara H.

    If you enjoyed this Meet-Up please rate it.

    April 27, 2013

  • Cara H.

    How did everyone like the film? Group reviews and ratings are good for us.

    April 11, 2013

  • Cara H.

    It was great seeing all of you. We had a good chat before the film. Sorry I had to leave. I have an architecture project due tomorrow and couldn't stay for the film. But still met many of you and we sold 5 bracelets for the group.

    April 11, 2013

  • Janet B.

    I have a conflict.

    April 10, 2013

    • Cara H.

      See you next time

      April 10, 2013

  • Cara H.

    Will be bring bracelets to sell for $3 to support the group and keep it free to all without membership dues. It also helps us identify each other. http://www.meetup.com/Austin-Do...­]

    April 10, 2013

  • Cara H.

    You can pay at the box office. Please see my previous message for more details of the meet-up. I will be wearing a hat.

    April 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, how do we pay for the film? This is my first meeting.

    April 10, 2013

    • Marissa S.

      Me too. The AFS site said tickets not sold online by 3pm day of event will be available at theater.

      April 10, 2013

  • Jess

    I will probably be sneaking in a few minutes before 7

    April 10, 2013

  • Nimat

    Not sure if I can make it tonight. I hope to attend the next event.

    April 10, 2013

  • Cara H.

    Hey everyone. Just wanted to make a note. It is important if you would like to meet everyone in the group to come really early, at least 6:00PM. If you come later, chances are we are already seated for the film. Wear your ADF bracelets :) to identify yourselves. There is a Chipotles at 2700 W Anderson Ln #204 (78757 ) next to the theater, we could eat there after everyone has made a connection in the lobby. Let me know what you want to do. I will be there early, but have a project due on Thursday, so I am not sure I will be staying for the film. I will have bracelets available for members who want to support the group. Download the "Meet-Up" app and sign digitally upon arrival.

    April 10, 2013

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