NYU Shanghai brings their second event in the Spring semester 2019 FilmFridays@Five series, a special screening of the acclaimed documentary Under the Dome (2015).
FilmFridays@Five features screenings of films and documentaries related to curriculum and educational programs at NYU Shanghai in the university’s auditorium. The film screenings are presented by faculty and sponsored by External and Academic Events with the NYU Shanghai Library.
The event is organized in collaboration with the Global Environmental Justice Documentaries project.
About Under The Dome
Reporter Chai Jing’s landmark film Under the Dome investigates the sources and impacts of China’s deadly smog. During her year-long research for this self-financed film, Chai also visited London and Los Angeles to see how other countries have reduced air pollution through a combination of technology and law enforcement.
China’s efforts, Chai argues, are hampered by weak laws, lax enforcement, overreliance on coal, corruption, industries that set their own pollution standards and a disempowered population. Initially supported by senior officials in the Ministry of Environmental Protection, the documentary was viewed online by an estimated 200 to 300 million people across the Chinese-speaking world in a single week before it was censored.
Yifei Li, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, will introduce the film and lead post-screening discussion with several local experts working on air pollution.
This is not a Green Initiatives-organized event. To register for this event please contact the organizers directly.