Tong Lam: Moving Images, Moving People

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Friday, May 10th, 2019 – Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Friday, May 10, 201911:00AM - 6:00PMBachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 450A
Saturday, June 8, 201911:00AM - 6:00PMBachir/Yerex Presentation Space, 401 Richmond Street West, Suite 450A
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Presented by the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival in partnership with Vtape. Supported by the University of Manitoba, the University of Toronto, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Tong Lam’s series meticulously documents contemporary China’s outdoor film phenomena, where films are sometimes screened next to dancing people and even animals, and where propaganda films have to compete with images of conspicuous consumption. In addition to showing the diversity of people and places in a rapidly changing nation, Lam’s work also invites viewers to consider an increasingly complex global media environment overrun with commercials, misinformation, and media spectacle.

Curated by Tina Chen (Head, Department of History, Unviersity of Manitoba)

Main Sponsor

Asian Institute


Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

University of Manitoba

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