Our member Adam Tow has invited us to a screening of his documentary feature "Autumn Gem" that explores the extraordinary life of the Chinese revolutionary heroine and women’s rights activist Qiu Jin (1875-
Please check out the trailer (http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/4262060_fRfXT/1/563457414_cfjQh#[masked]_cfjQh-A-LB) and the website (http://autumn-gem.com/)
The directors/producers Adam Tow and Rae Chang will be present for discussion and Q&A after the film.
The screening takes place at the Cubberly auditorium (http://www.stanford.edu/dept/HPS/CubberleyDirections.html) on the Stanford campus. We'll meet up between 6.30 and 6.45, the films starts at 7pm.
Here's Adam's synopsis of the film:
AUTUMN GEM explores the extraordinary life of the Chinese revolutionary heroine and women’s rights activist Qiu Jin [masked]). This project brings the story of Qiu Jin to the screen in the form of a biographical documentary produced in HD video. It offers a fresh perspective on women in China by sharing the story of a figure known as the country’s first feminist. In exploring the life and work of Qiu Jin, the project unveils a remarkable chapter in the history of modern China and provides a deeper understanding of the lives of Chinese women today.
We produced and shot the majority of the film right here in the Bay Area. Discerning eyes might notice locations such as Tilden Park (Berkeley), Hakone Gardens (Saratoga), Overfelt Gardens (San Jose) and Vista Point (Highway 280) among our shooting locations!