U of T and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto Co-presents “Taiwan Cinema Yesterday and Today”

U of T’s Asian Institute has organized its third international Asian film conference, Taiwan Cinema Yesterday and Today. We invite you to the media launch on Tuesday, February 16, 10:00 a.m. at the Munk Centre for International Studies, 1 Devonshire Place. An announcement will be made of the line-up of films, lecture, and symposium.

Taiwan Cinema Yesterday and Today will run from February 26-28, building on the enthusiasm generated by our first two film conferences, this third one featuring Taiwan, is poised to be our most successful. We have invited scholars and specialists from around the world to contemplate varied aspects of Taiwanese cinema. The 3-day event will also feature several screenings of recent Taiwan cinema and more classic films.

Joseph Wong, director, Asian Institute and Ken Chiu, director, Information Division, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto will deliver opening remarks in English and Mandarin, respectively. Bart Testa, Professor of Cinema Studies, U of T and Colin Geddes, International Programmer, Toronto International Film Festival will discuss the films and the conference.

WHAT: Asian Institute’s film conference media launch

WHERE: Munk Centre for International Studies
North House – Room 208N
1 Devonshire Place

WHEN: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 10:00 am – 12:00pm
(A light lunch will be available)

CONTACT: Eileen Lam
Asian Institute at the University of Toronto
Munk Centre for International Studies
t: 416-946-8997
f: eileen.lam@utoronto.ca
url: www.utoronto.ca/ai

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