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  • 2013
  • Directed By: Ke Chin-yuan
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 58 Minutes
  1. Tuesday, November 7, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film Black

Post-screening panel discussion with scholars will follow the film. Details can be found below.


Black investigates water pollution in Taiwan and its consequences for both the environment and poor communities who rely on contaminated crops. It asks, why have factories been allowed to sprout amidst green fields? How can a country address the issue of food security when it turns a blind eye to the poisoning of its croplands? Renowned documentary film director Ke Chin-yuan poses sharp questions about how pollution affects the livelihoods of the poor in a country increasingly concerned with environmental degradation and food safety. In Mandarin with English subtitles. (HD Presentation)


The post-film panel discussion will include:

Guo-Juin Hong, Associate Professor, Duke University, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies; Director, Program in the Arts of the Moving Image; Academic Director, Duke in L.A. Program Marissa J. Moorman, Associate Professor, Indiana University, Department of History, a historian of southern Africa whose researched focuses on the intersection between politics and culture in colonial and independent Angola Susan Hwang, Professor, Indiana University, East Asian Languages and Cultures, a literature and film scholar, who specializes in dissident politics in post-1960s South Korea Joshua Malitsky, Professor, Indiana University, The Media School; Director, Center for Documentary Research and Practice Science on screen