Tuesday, May 21, 2013
$9 (complimentary hors d'oeuvres provided)
450 Florida St
(between 17th St and Mariposa St)
To attend, please RSVP by noon on Tuesday, May 21st to email@example.com
Diamond in the Dunes
Directed by Christopher Rufo
China’s Xinjiang Province is a region harshly divided between the Uyghur Muslim minority and the ruling Han Chinese. For decades, Uyghur and Chinese have lived in racial segregation — until the arrival of baseball.
Inspired by Jackie Robinson and the American civil rights movement, Uyghur university student Parhat Ablat dreams that baseball will heal Xinjiang’s racial divide. With students of both ethnicities under his guidance, Ablat leads the Xinjiang University baseball team — the only team for 1,000 miles in any direction — as they practice for their only game of the season. Poetic and psychologically rich, “Diamond in the Dunes” bears witness to Parhat’s courageous struggle to overcome segregation, racism, ethnic violence — and hitting a curve ball.
Moderator: Kara Herold
Kara Herold's carefully crafted works examine the intersection of feminism and pop culture with wit and visual flair. She has written, directed and produced everything from short animations to award winning documentaries, and has collaborated extensively with other artists and writers. Herold’s first film "Grrlyshow," premiered at Sundance. Her most recent film, "Bachelorette, 34," premiered at MoMA in NYC and went on to screen at IDFA and the Mill Valley Film Festival.