Wednesday, September 5, 2007

The Affairs of Three Cities:The Game 《台北京之比賽》

The Affairs of Three Cities:The Game 《台北京之比賽》
66 min
By Chuan Chung 鍾權

This documentary uses baseball – the universal game – as a lense for examining political and cultural tensions between China, Taiwan, and Japan. In the summer of 2004, baseball teams from Taipei and Beijing each played home games with Japan. During the World Baseball Classics in 2006, the story takes us to Tokyo where the same matches are repeated. Intriguingly, baseball becomes a means for transcending differences in some cases while reinforcing them in others.

Director Chuan Chung in person, except Stanford University

Screening time and venue:
Stanford University, October 7, 3:20 pm, Cubberley Auditorium
UC Davis, October 13, 2:30 pm, Haring 1227
SLC Film Center, October 17, 10:30 am, Post Theater
U of Washington, October 21, 4:00 pm, COM 120

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