'High Tech, Low Life' documentary film screening and conversation with the director

Tuesday February 26, 2013
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Free entry but limited capacity!


Cabot 206
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155

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The Fletcher School, Tufts University, Cabot Intercultural Center 206


Tickets are free, but capacity is limited! Open to the public. Register at: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5514431814 High Tech, Low Life is a new documentary film about two of China's first citizen reporters. ** Watch trailer: http://hightechlowlifefilm.com/trailer ** > Official Selection: Tribeca Film Festival 2012, Sydney Film Festival 2012 > Winner, Best Documentary: Independent Film Festival Boston 2012, Little Rock Film Festival 2012 Followed by a conversation with the director, Steve Maing + a discussion led by Crocker Snow, director of the Edward R. Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy at The Fletcher School. Dinner and refreshments will be served prior to the start of the event. Sponsored by The Hitachi Center. About the film: HIGH TECH, LOW LIFE follows the journey of two of China’s first citizen reporters as they travel the country – chronicling underreported news and social issues stories. Armed with laptops, cell phones, and digital cameras they develop skills as independent one-man news stations while learning to navigate China’s evolving censorship regulations and avoiding the risk of political persecution. 

The film follows 57-year-old “Tiger Temple,” who earns the title of China’s first citizen reporter after he impulsively documents an unfolding murder and 27-year-old “Zola” who recognizes the opportunity to increase his fame and future prospects by reporting on sensitive news throughout China. 

 From the perspective of vastly different generations, Zola and Tiger Temple must both reconcile an evolving sense of individualism, social responsibility and personal sacrifice. The juxtaposition of Zola’s coming-of-age journey from produce vendor to internet celebrity, and Tiger Temple’s commitment to understanding China’s tumultuous past provides an alternate portrait of China and of news-gathering in the 21st century. Watch trailer: http://hightechlowlifefilm.com/trailer Read the Huffington Post review: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/govindini-murty/china-documentary-high-tech-low-life_b_1579883.html Read the TV Guide review: http://movies.tvguide.com/high-tech-low-life/review/520641 About The Hitachi Center: THE HITACHI CENTER was founded in 1990, with a generous endowment gift from Hitachi, Ltd., and is housed at the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Its mission is to sponsor advanced research and instruction, demonstrate intellectual and professional leadership, and encourage and facilitate a global exchange of ideas on the management of innovation and technological change and the advancement of economic and financial integration. Over the years, the Hitachi Center has helped to promote Fletcher’s mission of teaching, research, and service through its support and promotion of internships, research on important issues of global technology management, international finance, and international economic integration, conferences bringing together scholars and policy-makers, and other educational activities. Website: http://fletcher.tufts.edu/Hitachi

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