Visiting Speaker: History in Images by Dr. Carmelita Hinton
Director Carma Hinton will show excerpts from her film, The Gate of Heavenly Peace
(1995), as well as out-takes from the film. She will discuss her decisions on what
to include and exclude in telling the story of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest
movement, and how these decisions affected her presentation of the events covered by
the film. She will also address the different problems that the historian encounters when
presenting history in images as opposed to in words: the potential and limitation of each
medium and what information each might privilege or obscure.
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 7:00pm
in the Joseph C. Bancroft Conference Room (Croft 107)
Croft lectures are free and open to the public.