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Film screening: Under the Dome 穹顶之下
May 2019 @ 18:00 - 20:00
Under the Dome:Air pollution in China
柴静雾霾调查：穹顶之下 同呼吸 共命运
Lecturer: Katja Pessl (University of Göttingen)
Tuesday, 28.05.2019, 6pm (c.t.) – 8 pm, VG 3.104, Göttingen
Under the Dome is a 2015 self-financed, Chinese documentary film by Chai Jing, a former China Central Television journalist, concerning air pollution in China.
Chai Jing started making the documentary when her as yet unborn daughter developed a tumour in the womb, which had to be removed very soon after her birth. Chai blames air pollution for the tumour. The film, which combines footage of a lecture with interviews and factory visits, has been compared with Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth in both its style and likely impact. The film openly criticises state-owned energy companies, steel producers and coal factories, as well as showing the inability of the Ministry of Environmental Protection to act against the big polluters.
Hosted by the Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) in cooperation with the Academic Confucius Institute (ACI) and the Old Botanical Garden at the University of Göttingen.
Image: public poster, https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/穹顶之下_(纪录片)