Film nights for international students, School of the Arts
Film and exhibition - 15 Nov
- Film and exhibition, 15 Nov, 6-8pm. Blackburn House
Inn of the sixth happiness (1958): All her life Englishwoman Gladys Aylward knew that China was the place where she belonged. Not qualified to be sent there as a missionary, Gladys works as a domestic to earn the money to send herself to a poor, remote village. There she eventually lives a full and happy life: running the inn, acting as "foot inspector", advising the local Mandarin and even winning the heart of mixed race Captain Lin Nan. But Gladys discovers her real destiny when the country is invaded by Japan and the Chinese children need her to save their lives. Based on a true story.
The Chinese children from Liverpool appeared in the film will be invited to speak to the audience.
The exhibition: The photos exhibited were taken by Bert Hardy, a leading British photojournalist of the 1940s and 1950s. In the 1940s, Hardy was commissioned by Picture Post magazine to shoot the photo-essay Chinese Hostel in Liverpool. In 2006, Getty Images donated the exhibited work to the Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool.
Films and exhibition - 3 Nov
- Films and exhibition, 3 Nov, 6-8pm, Blackburn House
Blue Funnel (1998): What is home? After the death of his father, a Hong Kong seaman who married a Liverpool woman, Daniel knows that to lay his father's spirit to rest, he must return the ashes to their ancestral Chinese home. But where is it? Realising he has become detached from his ancestors and with his own baby on the way, Daniel begins a quest of self-discovery. An astute tale of identity and family memory.
Chinese Whispers (2000): Chinese fireworks herald a celebration at Liverpool's new Chinese Arch to mark the millennium. Various members of Liverpool's Chinese community reminisce about their lives and origins.
The actor featured in the two films David Yip will be invited to speak and hold a Q&A session with the audience. Biography of David Yip: See the relevant file attached.