20th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival Presents Shun Li and the Poet (Io Sono Li

March 13, 2013
7:30 pm

James Hall

Room: 137

UMass Amherst Campus

Handicap access available
Free admission
Contact:
Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies
413-545-3659

Brought to Italy by a broker, Shun Li is sent from her textile factory job to work in a bar in Chioggia, a small island in the Veneto lagoon. Segre draws us into the friendship between Shun Li and a fisherman from former Yugoslavia nicknamed ‘the Poet,’ as the immigrants’ world comes into conflict with the local Italian community facing economic hardship. European Parliament’s 2012 LUX Cinema Prize for “films that illuminate debates on multilingualism and cultural diversity.”

Introduction by Antonella Sisto, Five College Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, UMass Amherst and Smith College.

The director will be present for Q&A.

(dir Andrea Segre, Italy/France, 2012, 100 min, in Chinese & Italian w/English subtitles)