At this FREE open house, China Institute invites educators to our new downtown home!
• Opening Remarks from China Institute
• Learn about China Institute’s programs for educators
• Take part in a Chinese New Year-themed Dumpling Making Workshop
• Free educational resources and other takeaways for the classroom
• Participate in a screening of Journey with the Giant, a new documentary film by James Isaiah Gabbe and the CITIZENARTS team which focuses on questions about
China that have become central to U.S. political discourse and have profound implications for the world. Following the screening, Director James I. Gabbe will lead a discussion on the film, and discuss ways that it can be used in the classroom
• Enjoy snacks and refreshments
Is the last remaining major communist state on the verge of knocking the United States off its pedestal as SOLE global super power? Is China destined to be THE central story of the 21st Century?
Journey with the Giant, a new and boldly unprecedented documentary film by James Isaiah Gabbe and the CITIZENARTS team, focuses on these and other critical questions about China that have become central to U.S. political discourse and have profound implications for the world. Traveling “under the radar” as a tourist, Gabbe presents an intimate, unvarnished exploration of the land about which Napoleon may have said: “There lies a sleeping giant. Let it sleep, for when it awakes, it will shake the world.”
CITIZENARTS filmed in nearly 20 locations, from the commercial fever of Hong Kong and Shanghai to top-of-the world mysteries of Tibet and into Tiananmen Square, ruling center of the People’s Republic. Journey with the Giant enters the daily life of factory workers, teachers, merchants, tourists, clerics and the like, showing the extraordinary scope of change in that vast country and revealing how the Chinese feel about their frenetic new world and the Communist Party’s leadership.
Jim I. Gabbe is a filmmaker, writer, editor, publisher and communications professional who has written for newspapers, magazines, the movie industry, corporations and the U.S. Army. He has also been a university lecturer in journalism, advertising and business writing, and is a professional photographer.
For questions or to register by phone, please contact Mr. Matthew Turner at 212-744-8181 ext. 111 or by email at [email protected]
The Confucius Institute at China Institute ([email protected]) and the various programs it offers are made possible through the generous support of the Hanban – officially known as the “Office of Chinese Language Council International” – with additional support from other private and public foundations.