The Exiles | IU Global Film Festival

  • IU Cinema
  • April 23, 2024
  • IU Cinema
  • 1213 E. 7th Street, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 856-2463
  • 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Free but Ticketed

Documentarian Christine Choy tracks down three exiled dissidents from the Tiananmen Square massacre in order to find closure on an abandoned film she began shooting in 1989. [95 min; documentary; English]

A Q&A with Christine Choy will follow the screening. This event is co-sponsored by the East Asian Studies Center.

"Illuminates the considerable cost of dissent, both then and now." — Wendy Ide, Screen International

"The Exiles shows how much its subjects gave up and how little they won. Americans who hope to still have a democracy 20, 10, or even two years from now should take note." — John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

"Shanghai-born filmmaker Christine Choy is a character so incandescent that she's every bit as powerful in front of the camera as she is behind it—a fact that Violet Columbus and Ben Klein's The Exiles seizes upon from the moment it starts." — David Ehrlich, IndieWire

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The Exiles | IU Global Film Festival