Asian Film Series: Mongolian Ping Pong
The Asian Studies Program presents Mongolian Ping Pong (2005). Written and directed by the Chinese director Ning Hao, the film develops a cultural conversation between local tradition and Western modernity that includes episodes of strident hilarity. The main narrative around the fantasy world of a group of Mongolian children and the magic power of a ping pong ball unveils an unprecedented view of the nomadic life in the beautiful Mongolian steppes. Introduction before and discussion after the film hosted by Stefania Travagnin, lecturer of East Asian Buddhism.
The upcoming films in the series are Sita Sings the Blues (February 10, 2011) and Dreaming Lhasa (February 24, 2011). This and all films in the series screen in 110 Wartik.