Past Event

Beijing Film Screening and Panel: Nostalgia for the Light

August 7, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing
Event Brief

On August 7, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to a film screening of Nostalgia for the Light, followed by a panel discussion.

In the film, the director Patricio Guzman revisits Chile's political past and the revolution's thwarted hopes. The extreme dryness in the desert makes this place the best locale on earth for astronomical observation and for archaeological excavation. By watching the stars, whose light has come over hundreds of thousands of years to reach the earth, walking in the desert, which is marked with fossils from the past, the filmmaker reflects on the luminous aspirations of the past and its violent suppression, and ask how we live, excavate, and search for light on today's world.



QIAN Ying, Assistant Professor at the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

WEI Ran, Research Fellow at the Institute of Foreign Languages and Literatures of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences



6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Registration

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.  Film Screening: Nostalgia for the Light

8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.  Discussion


Special Notice
  • The event will be conducted in Chinese.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code of confirmation. Please present the QR code at the entrance. 

  • Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of the registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

  • If you have any questions, please leave us a message below or email to [email protected]