Ulrike Ottinger's experimental documentary Exile Shanghai, is the first of a spate of films on Jews finding exile in Shanghai before and during the Japanese occupation. The film presents six life stories of German, Austrian, and Russian Jews in a collage of the characters' accounts, photographs, documents, and music of the time, punctuated with images and sounds of contemporary Shanghai.
Professor Miriam Hansen, Dept of English Language and Literature and the Committee on Cinema and Media Studies, will introduce the film on Thursday, Oct 7.
(Germany, 1997, 275 min. split into two screenings)
Co-sponsored by Committee on Cinema and Media Studies, The Department of Germanic Studies, and the Renaissance Society.