Thursday, March 27th SFCC Film Screening + Q&A: Waking the Green Tiger –Lihong Shi

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Date(s) - Thursday, March 27 2014
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Apartment


The Shanghai Foreign Correspondents Club Presents


The Rise of the Green Movement in China

Lihong Shi

Screening of “Waking the Green Tiger,” followed by Q&A with environmental reporter and videographer Lihong Shi

Thursday, March 27th

6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

 Film starts 6:30 p.m. (runtime 56 min); Q&A to follow

Event descriptions


Waking the Green Tiger follows the extraordinary and unprecedented campaign by farmers, NGOs and media to create a national debate around whether to dam Tiger Leaping Gorge on the Upper Yangtze River in southwestern China. This campaign heralded the beginning of a grass roots green movement in China. Featuring archival footage and interviews with a government insider and witnesses, Green Tiger also tells the story of the campaign to “conquer nature” during the early years of the People’s Republic. It has won numerous awards including the 2012 Grantham Prize for Environmental Reporting. Q&A with Videographer Lihong Shi to follow.

Venue: The Apartment

47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu

永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路

Telephone 6437 9478

Time: Thursday, March 27th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., Film showing starts at 6:30 p.m. (runtime 56 minutes); Q&A to follow

Admission: FCC members: 25 RMB; Non-members: 80 RMB

Price includes a glass of wine and tapas.


About the speaker:

Lihong Shi was among China’s earliest environmental reporters and grassroots activists. She has been actively involved in the conservation campaigns to save the habitat of the Yunnan snub-nosed Monkeys and to stop illegal poaching of Tibetan antelopes. She is co-founder of Wild China Film, a unique organization which is committed to protecting the nature through imagery. Since 2004 she has become an independent documentary filmmaker and her film “Voice of An Angry River” has played a significant role in mobilizing local people to rise against the construction of a big dam on the Tiger Leaping Gorge.


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