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China's 3Dreams
China's 3Dreams
Art Gallery of NSW Art Gallery Road The Domain, NSW, 2000
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Registrations close 08 August 2019 at 3:00 PM

Join us for a special documentary screening at the Art Gallery of New South Wales


Sunday 11 August 2019
10.45am for 11.00am start, to 1.30pm 

Location: Centenary Auditorium Lower Level 1, Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain Sydney. 

After the screening we will hear from Nick Torrens, Director and Producer of the film in a Q&A with Dr Mitzi Goldman, CEO of Documentary Australia Foundation. 

This is a free event, however registration is essential. 
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This screening is the third of Documentary Australia Foundation's 2019 quarterly series of Australian documentary screenings held in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales. 



From a thousand-year-old village in southwest China, a young woman named LEI searches for a meaningful existence. This leads her deep into China’s hidden history - a fractured line that runs just beneath the surface of contemporary life. LEI discovers that her generation’s learned knowledge of their country’s history is false…

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.

Once China’s ordinary citizens dreamed of a watch, a bicycle and a radio. Today they strive for wealth, status and a better life, often to the detriment of family and tradition. The generation gap widens as parents and grandparents are silent about their experiences during the Cultural Revolution and the young are concerned only with material gains, saying, “I’d rather cry in a BMW than laugh on a bicycle.”

By multi-award-winning Director Nick Torrens, this absorbing documentary about the changing face of China is both intriguing and confrontational.

Twelve years in the making, China’s 3Dreams opens the door on the past and questions its impact on the present. It 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

Read more about CHINA'S 3DREAMS here.

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