Please join us Thursday, February 18 at 6:20pm in the Law Library's Foreign and Int'l Reading Room on L1 for the screening of The Story of Qiu Ju.
Directed by internationally renowned Chinese director Zhang Yimou, The Story of Qiu Ju is one in a series of his one-woman cresade movies depicting women of different socio-economic backgrounds confronting constraints of contemporary Chinese society.
Qiu Ju, a peasant's wife, takes justice into her own hands when her chilli farmer husband is hospitalized as a result of groin injuries inflicted by a village leader during an argument. The pregnant Qiu, incensed and humiliated, rejects cash compensation. Instead she travels from the countrysideto the provincial capital and navigates her way up the labyrinthine bureaucracy to seek a simple apology.
Co-sponsored by the Lillian Goldman Law Library & the YLS Graduate Programs