The GVSU College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Department of Philosophy present a film screening and discussion of CHAIQIAN/DEMOLITION, with 2009 Distinguished Alumnus-in-Residence J.P. Sniadecki, on Friday, October 16, from 3-5 p.m., in BLL-110 Mackinac Hall.
The 62-minute film presents a portrait of urban space, migrant labor, and ephemeral relationships in the center of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in western China. The film has been screened at international festivals
in Beijiing and Vienna, and won the 2009 Cinéma du Reél – Joris Ivens Award.
Sniadecki graduated from Grand Valley in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. He is presently a doctoral candidate in the Social Anthropology Department at Harvard University with an emphasis on Chinese society and sensory ethnography. He began making films in Michigan, focusing on his experience as an instructor in a prison education program.
For more information, contact Kelly Parker, Department of Philosophy chair, at (616) 331-3257.