China’s Three Dreams

chinas_3_dreams_contentCo-presented with the Sydney Ideas and CoInEd (Comparative and International Education Network) at the Faculty of Education and Social Work , University of Sydney

4.00pm – 6.30pm, Monday 4 May 2015
Old Geology Theatre
Edgeworth David Building, off Science Rd
The University of Sydney

“In the 1970s we had only 3 dreams: a watch, a wireless and a bicycle…”

Confused by the expurgated history they learned at school and the silence of their grandparents, China’s young people are making their way with three new dreams to guide them: the dream of the present, to make China rich and powerful, the dream of the future, to find a better life; and the almost-impossible dream of the past, the dream of meaningful existence.

China’s 3 Dreams takes us deep inside the present dilemmas and dreams of China’s people – without mediation from Western presenters or narrators. Featuring rare archive and extraordinary testimony from former Red Guards and Rebels, here is a powerful parable of China in the twenty-first century.

Screening will be followed by a panel discussion with award-winning director Nick Torrens

More information and registration available here.