Documentary, Morning Sun, and Filmmaker Appearing at Mount Union

May 27, 2010

The documentary, 'Morning Sun,' will be shown at the Mount Union Theatre on Monday, September 20 at 7 p.m. and followed by a question and answer period led by one of the filmmakers, Dr. Carma Hinton.


'Morning Sun' is a two-hour documentary film that attempts to create an inner history of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1964 ' 1976). It provides a perspective of the period through the eyes of those born around the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949 and others, who give accounts of both experiences and emotions.

Hinton, who was born in Beijing in 1949 and lived there until she was 21, holds a Ph.D. in art history from Harvard University. She has taught Chinese language, history and culture at Wellesley College, Swarthmore College and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She was a witness to, and participated in, many of the events of the Cultural Revolution.

Hinton will give a brief introduction and then the film will be shown, followed by the question and answer discussion period.

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Non-Western Studies and the Department of History at Mount Union. It was coordinated by Gayle Shaker, director of international student affairs, and is free and open to the public.

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