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UK Premiere: A First Farewell + Panel Discussion (12A*)

Chronic Youth 2020

two kids sitting in a field with long grass behind them

Follow two young Uighur children navigating the effects of state enforced cultural homogenization in north-western China.

This is a stunning directorial debut from Xinjiang born filmmaker Lina Wang. Isa and Kalbinur – two young Uighur children from North-western China – experience their childhood in a minority community on the backdrop of state-enforced Mandarin-based teaching at school.

Coupled with the uncomfortable path to adolescence and trouble at home, these children come into unwelcome independence as they learn about loss within a lush rural landscape. Wang is able to capture with respect, the  joys and sorrows embedded in these children’s lives. 

We're delighted to welcome Dr Rachel Harris, SOAS Professor of Ethnomusicology and Director of Research for the School of Arts, and writer, translator, activist and UK representative for the World Uyghur Congress, Rahima Mahmut to join us for the panel discussion after the screening. 

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2018 China Dir Lina Wang 86 min

Students £11

Unwaged £11

Over 60s £11

Under 18s £6

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