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POSTER_USJ_9mayThe Rui Cunha Foundation presents tomorrow, Thursday, May 9th at 7:00pm, a conference on “Macau’s Moving Images: Screening the SAR in the 21st Century”, inserted in the History and Heritage Public Lectures’ series, an active partnership between FRC and USJ – University of Saint Joseph, Department of History and Heritage, Macau.

Stacilee Ford, Affiliated Associate Professor at the Department of History of Hong Kong University’s Faculty of Arts, will be guest speaker at this session. She has done relevant work for the Programme in Gender Studies, as a cultural historianwho researches areas like transnational American studies, women’s and gender history, and inter-Asian cultural production, among others.

«Since the turn of the 21st Century, cinematic stories about people and places in Macau have moved well beyond Hollywood’s exoticized Cold War portrayals. Nonetheless, familiar images, themes, and plotlines find their way onto contemporary screens. This talk will discuss what has changed, what has not, and what recent movies tell us about Macau’s history, identity, and the importance of this Special Administrative Region of China’s place at the intersection of transnational and global flows», according to USJ.

The guest speaker will introduce a curated selection of early-21st-Century documentary, independent and commercial cinema for the theme analysis, including Evans Chan’s ‘Adeus Macao’ (2000), Tracy Choi’s ‘Sisterhood’ (2016), Li Shaohong’s ‘A City Called Macau’ (2018), and Anthony Pun’s ‘One More Chance’(2023).

Stacilee Ford has lived in Hong Kong since 1993 and has dedicated herself to academic teaching, research, and publishing articles and books regarding American women and communities in Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Hong Kong cinema, and generational change in the Asia-Pacific region. Her particular interests have been focused on cultural identity issues and the historical changes in articulation with cinema, television, internet, education, literature, food and consumer culture in Hong Kong and Hollywood. She is the author of “Troubling American Women: Narratives of Gender and Nation in Hong Kong”, published in 2011 by the Hong Kong University Press.

The lecture will be held in English with 1 hour and a half duration.

Admission is free.
Don’t miss it!
For Macau, Further and Higher!


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