2011 Films

Washington D.C. Premiere


7:00 PM

Directed by: Huang Weikai

Venue: Freer Gallery of Art

DISORDER (China, 2009, 58 min.)

Washington, D.C. Premiere Huang Weikai’s documentary captures, with remarkable freedom, the anarchy, violence and seething anxiety animating China’s major cities today. As urbanization in China advances at a breakneck pace, Chinese cities teeter on the brink of mayhem. One man dances in the middle of traffic while another tries to jump from a bridge before dozens of onlookers. Pigs run wild on a highway while dignitaries swim in a polluted river. These scenes, which can’t be shown on China’s heavily controlled television networks, reflect an emerging underground media, one that can truly capture the ground-level upheaval of Chinese society. Directed by Huang Weikai.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE. No reservations required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Auditorium doors will open 30 min. before screening.

Freer Gallery of Art, Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium, 1050 Independence Ave., SW

(Metro: Smithsonian, 12th St. & Independence Ave. exit. Blue and Orange lines)

(Metrobuses: 13A, 13B, 13F, 13G, 52, V7, V9, Circulator)

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