|UCLA CCS Thursday 6/6 Film Showing: Kids Kingdom |
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Kids Kingdom: Film Showing and Discussion with Director Zhang Tongdao
Thursday, June 06, 2013
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Young Research Library
Presentation Room 11348
Film Showing and Q&A Discussion with Director Zhang Tongdao
Kids Kingdom 82 min, 2009, China
This is a documentary film about a group of Chinese children who spend most of their time in the Ba Kindergarten, a preschool in Beijing. In this magical kingdom of children, a series of stories unfold. Sweet love sparkles between a four-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy; an aggressive boy, though tall, handsome, and charismatic, is a troublemaker and has to learn how to make friends with other children; a two-year-old boy is found out to be the mysterious “thief” whose strong curiosity has driven him to secretly steal playthings. Underneath these cute, innocent stories is a rare glance into China’s preschool education.
About the Director
Zhang Tongdao is a professor at the School of Arts and Media in Beijing Normal University. He is also a renowned documentary filmmaker.
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