Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Lalumiere Hall, 474
1310 W. Clybourn St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
LLAC is partnering with Milwaukee Film Festival supporting these showings: A Place to Breathe and Finding Yingying. Please contact Dr. Eugenia Afinoguenova if you wish to see and show these films, available virtually Sept 6-9.
FILM: A Place To Breathe
DIRECTOR: Michelle Steinberg |
DETAILS: USA / 2020 / 87 min / English
A PLACE TO BREATHE explores the universality of trauma and resilience through the eyes of immigrant and refugee health care practitioners and patients. This feature-length documentary intertwines the personal journeys of those who are transcending their own obstacles by healing others. Combining cinema vérité and animation, the film highlights the creative strategies by which immigrant communities in the U.S. survive and thrive.
FILM: Finding Yingying
DIRECTOR: Jiayan “Jenny” Shi
DETAILS: USA, China / 2020 / 98 min / English, Chinese with English subtitles
Chinese botany grad student Zhang Yingying arrived at the University of Illinois in April 2017. By June, she had disappeared. One part true crime and one part elegy, Yingying’s former classmate Jiayan “Jenny” Shi reconstructs Yingying’s homesick, tentative days in Illinois in this feature debut. Using her diary as a guide, Shi hopes not only to find some semblance of justice for a truly horrific crime, but also to capture the spirit lost.