Boat People (1982)
Friday, April 21, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:15 pm, UCLA Hammer Museum - Billy Wilder Theater
In Transit: Refugees on Film
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Advance tickets are available online for $10.
Tickets are also available at the Billy Wilder Theater box office beginning one hour before showtime: $9, general admission; free to all UCLA students with valid ID; $8, other students, seniors and UCLA Alumni Association members with ID.
Boat People (Hong Kong, 1982) directed by Ann Hui. A Japanese photojournalist, Shiomi Akutagawa, is sent to Vietnam after the end of the war to document the “new economic zones” established by the Communist Vietnamese government. After getting a staged presentation, he discovers the harsh realities of life under an oppressive regime, including frequent executions, and forced relocation. He attempts to help a family flee in a boat with tragic consequences. Ann Hui’s film won numerous international prizes and is considered one of the best Chinese language films of all time.