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Haverford College
Forbidden no More


Film Festival and Conference

February 24 - 25, 2012
Haverford College
Organized by Maris Gillette, Professor of Anthropology

Across two days, FORBIDDEN NO MORE presents a series of films and conversations exploring the changing social landscape of China. Featuring works by ethnographer-filmmakers Tami Blumenfield, Jenny Chio, Kenneth Dean, Maris Gillette, Stevan Harrell, Benjamin Gertsen, Tik-­sang Liu, J.P. Sniadecki, and Angela Zito, the festival considers contemporary China through a myriad of lenses—rural-urban relations, popular religion, gender norms and family constitution, economic privatization, ethnic minorities, tourism, political transformation, and differences between China’s coast and hinterland.


*All films screened in Chase Auditorium, #14 on the Campus Map

Friday, February 24

  • 4:00 p.m.
    Dahua's Wedding (32", 2008)
    By Ben Gertsen, Han Hua, Stevan Harrell, He Wenting, Rachel Wall, Wang Chi, Wang Jianxiong, Wang Shuo, Yao Shishi, and Zhou Yingying
  • Broken Pots Broken Dreams (29", 2009)
    By Maris Gillette
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Bored in Heaven (80", 2010)
    By Kenneth Dean

Saturday, February 25

  • 1:00 p.m.
    Some Na Ceremonies (30", 2011)
    By Onci Archei and Ruheng Tzur Dudjih; produced by Tami Blumenfield
  • Writing in Water Preview Screening (42", 2012)
    By Angela Zito
  • Choi-gu, A Woman Shaman (30", 2005)
    By Tik-­sang Liu
  • 4:00 p.m.
    Peasant Family Happiness (75", 2012)
    By Jenny Chio
  • 7:30 p.m.
    Chai-Qian (Demolition) (62", 2008)
    By J.P. Sniadecki


Sponsored by the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities, Leaves of Grass Fund; the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship; Distinguished Visitors Program; the Department of East Asian Studies; and the Department of Anthropology.