• Where: Beijing and Hefei
    When: May 16-22, 2013

    FILM FORWARD returns to China for the third consecutive year, partnering with the US Embassy, Beijing and CNEX, a non-profit organization devoted to the production and promotion of documentaries related to the Chinese people. FILM FORWARD will host screenings, workshops and Q & A sessions with filmmakers and Sundance Institute staff in various locations and venues in China. Directors Jeff Orlowski of Chasing Ice and Patricia Riggen of Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) will travel with the program to Beijing and Hefei (Anhui province). 

    Chasing Ice follows acclaimed photographer, James Balog, and reveals visually stunning time-lapse videos of vanishing glaciers, delivering fragile hope to our carbon-powered planet. Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) tells the story of the unbreakable bond between mother and child even across thousands of miles as little Carlitos embarks on an extraordinary journey to find his mother. In addition to Chasing Ice and Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna), the program will screen five other FILM FORWARD films including Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, The Light In Her Eyes, The Loving Story, Town of Runners, and Valley of Saints.



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    US Embassy in China
    The US Embassy in China is dedicated to achieve a dynamic public diplomacy, people-to-people exchanges, and other programs designed to support the development of civil society, promote religious freedom, and improve policies to protect the unique languages, cultures and religions of China’s ethnic minorities. In conjunction, the US Embassy collaborates and coordinates with various US Consulates throughout China to promote educational and cultural exchanges with local partners.

    CNEX is the short form of “Chinese Next”. CNEX is a non-profit organization founded by a group of professionals, from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, who are passionate about Chinese culture. It is devoted to the production and promotion of documentaries related to the Chinese people. CNEX provides a platform of supports for and exchanges among Chinese documentary filmmakers by organizing and coordinating international cultural activities, both of independent initiatives or securing supports from governments. It aims to help more professionals in the effort of preserving cultures of Chinese communities, in the forms of visual and audio documents. CNEX hopes to establish and develop a library of global Chinese nonfiction work, and to enhance a sustainable strategy for the contemporary Chinese documentary making.


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