Watch, discuss award-winning documentary “High Tech, Low Life” at Oct. 2 screening

High Tech, Low Life film posterThere will be screening of the award-winning documentary High Tech, Low Life on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

The film follows two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel through the country, chronicling underreported news and social issues stories. Using laptops, cell phones and digital cameras to micro-blog the stories and issues shaping contemporary Chinese life, they challenge conventional definitions of journalism and provoke discussion about what freedom of press means in the face of China’s evolving censorship.

The screening and discussion will take place in Clark Hall 309 from 4 to 6 p.m. The film’s director, Stephen Maing, will provide an introduction to the documentary, as well as conduct a question and answer session immediately following the screening.

This event, which is co-sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Center for Research on Tibet, history department and English department, is free and open to the public. Registration is recommended.