Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies

Earth in Crisis: Chinese Eco-documentary UK Tour 7-20 November

Lakeside Arts Nottingham
Tuesday 12th November 2019 (18:00-22:00)

If you have any questions about the tour, please contact Lydia Wu at lydia.wu@ncl.ac.uk University of Newcastle

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Earth in Crisis: Chinese Eco-documentary UK Tour 7-20 November 

Lakeside Arts Nottingham 18:00 12 November 


Curated by the Chinese Independent Film Network UK (CIFN-UK) and supported by UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Earth in Crisis Tour starts at Newcastle’s Tyneside Cinema and will visit six cities across the UK this November. It showcases a series of Chinese eco-documentary films foregrounding the growing ecological emergency facing our planet.

Fan Jian, an award-winning independent filmmakers from China will present and discuss his films with audiences at the Lakeside Arts Nottingham on 12 November.


Director Fan Jian’s feature-length documentary, The Next Life (2011) and its short follow-up A Second Child (2019), follow a couple who lost their only daughter in the Great Sichuan Earthquake in 2008. Charting their lives for a decade, the film is an emotional tribute to the couple’s longing for another child. When they are blessed with a son, it serves only as a reminder of their loss. The films bring people’s attention to post-disaster mental health, which is as important as physical recovery. 

The tour aims to encourage the discussion of such topics as sustainable development, climate change and human-environment relationships. These documentaries are very human stories as well as environmental ones. We hope those who are concerned about environmental issues or interested in social issues in China will attend the screenings.


Tickets can be purchased on the website below.


Centre for Contemporary East Asian Cultural Studies

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5757 or 84 66437
email:hongwei.bao@nottingham.ac.uk or ting.chang@nottingham.ac.uk