View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 
Man Zou: Bejing to Shanghai
REI Seattle
Seattle, WA
Share this event:
Get Tickets
There are no active dates for this event.
Box office is closed for pre-sales, however tickets are available for purchase at the door. Must present a valid CBC membership card to claim discount. Visa, MC or cash accepted.

Event

Man Zou: Bejing to Shanghai
Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai is an independently produced feature-length documentary shot in China in the fall of 2008. Arriving in Beijing three weeks after the Olympics, four friends from Seattle and their Chinese guide set out on a month long trip to bicycle 1,000 miles of China's countryside, filming their adventures along the way.

Without support vehicles, (and flying under the radar), they were able to capture an intimate and unfiltered look at parts of China that are typically bypassed. In more ways than one, the bicycle trip is the vehicle to explore the environmental, economic and sociological issues facing China today, as the film intersperses the experiences of the team with the opinions of residents, expats, and academics.

With only the gear on their bikes and a pre-mapped route, the team discovered remarkable similarities and drastic differences in the cultural and environmental landscape of China and its people. Beginning with open minds and an unbiased approach, their view into modern day life in China is a perspective not normally presented by Western media. In addition to interviews and observations, their 23-year-old guide, Doven Lu, provides a unique perspective into the mindset of China's next generation.

The Man Zou philosophy, borrowed from a common phrase in Mandarin that translates literally to Walk Slow guided the team as they bicycled through the varied urban and rural areas between Beijing and Shanghai. This in turn opened a window into some of the many contradictions that exist in China today: old vs. new, rich vs. poor, development vs. environment and taking time to see things along the way vs. moving rapidly in modern world. Ultimately, the goal of Man Zou is to educate, entertain, inspire and spark conversation about China and its future.

After the film Director Jason Reid will be on hand to discuss the film and have a Q&A session.

"This film is much more than a basic travelogue. It's a sociological look into a nation and people we probably should all understand a little better...Shot raw and dirty, Man Zou is wonderfully edited and filled with interesting images. Paired with Sonicsgate, Reid and his team form a talented group of young filmmakers we need to keep our eyes on."  KATU (Portland, Ore.)

Note-Free Street parking after 6pm - REI onsite pay parking lot costs $2 for 3 hours.

Discussion

Location

REI Seattle
222 Yale Street
Seattle, WA 98109
United States


Categories

Film

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

Contact


Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
24/7 Customer Service
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Developer Center
Media Center
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Join the mailing list
Get spam-free daily notifications of new events in your neighborhood!
Customize your mailing list
Connect with us
Use of Brown Paper Tickets is subject to our Terms & Conditions. All rights reserved. © 2011-2012 Mobile EN ES FR