Continuous screening of Crude Oil (2008)
Directed by Wang Bing
Wang Bing is an incredible visual stylist and documentary filmmaker working with a radical realism and poetic sense. The Harvard Film Archive will be showing Wang Bing's work between October 17 and 25. Please see http://hcl.harvard.edu/hfa/films/2010octdec/wang.html for details.
In collaboration with Harvard Film Archive, the Fairbank Center will house Wang Bing's 14-hour video installation following the long working day of crude oil extractors in China's remote eastern Qinghai Province. Crude Oil realizes Cesare Zavattini's often cited dream of an uncut, unvarnished film about a worker's daily life. To intensify the sounds, textures, and experience of the oil workers, Wang chooses not to subtitle the film's minimal dialogue and conceives of Crude Oil as an installation piece to be shown in gallery or museum settings.
Cosponsored with Harvard Film Archive
Free and Open to the Public
Location: CGIS Building, Room S030, 1730 Cambridge Street, Cambridge