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The Silent Teacher

Film screening, 18 October 2017, 7pm, IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. European première of The Silent Teacher 那個靜默的陽光午後 by Maso Chen 陳志漢 produced by Ging Lee 李孟津 (Taiwan, 2016) — a moving and intellectually provocative documentary on body donation from the perspective of one donor’s family.
Plus video Q&A with the director, and panel discussion with Professor Chris Berry (KCL Film Studies), Dr Vivienne Lo 羅維前 (UCL History) and Dr James Wilson (UCL Philosophy).
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YiMovi Exhibition of Chinese Film and the Medical Humanities


A UCL-PKU collaborative event, jointly convened by Dr Vivienne Lo (UCL CCHH), Prof. Guo Liping (PKU) and Dr Daniel Vuillermin (PKU). Peking University Medical Campus, 31 May – 2 June 2017. More...

UNexpected London Chinese Short Film Festival 2017

UCL main campus 22–27 May. Short film screenings: 26–27 May. Free tickets from Eventbrite.

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MA Chinese Health & Humanity Dissertation Conference 2017

Wednesday 24 May, 2.00–5.00pm, Room 102, 23 Gordon Square.
Please do come along to support our students and find out about their fascinating research! More...

LOOMS OF LIFE – weaving, medicine and knowledge production in early China

An international conference on the amazing 2nd-century BCE Laoguanshan 老官山 tomb finds, jointly convened by CCHH (UCL China Centre for Health and Humanity) and ICCHA (International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology). Time: 30 March 2017, 10–17.30. Place: IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building More...

Institute of Digital Health seminar

Humanoid robots as (indirect) tools for digital health in autism
Time: 20 February, 2:30–3:30pm
Place: Room G01, 66-72 Gower Street
Speaker: Alyssa Alcorn (CRAE) More...

Abortion in China

Thursday 9th Feb, 6–7pm, Room 802, Institute of EducationHealth Humanities Seminar. Speaker: Cong Yali 丛亚丽 (PKU), introduced by Vivienne Lo. More...

Dumplings 饺子 (2004)

Our New Year bonus film, by Hong Kong iconoclast director Fruit Chan 陈果, is 'a sinister story of diet, deception and death'.
Time: Wednesday 8 February, 7pm
Place: IAS Common GroundSouth Wing, Wilkins Building More...

The Silent Teacher

24 September 2017

Film screening, 18 October 2017, 7pm, IAS Common Ground, South Wing, Wilkins Building. European première of The Silent Teacher 那個靜默的陽光午後 by Maso Chen 陳志漢 produced by Ging Lee 李孟津 (Taiwan, 2016) — a moving and intellectually provocative documentary on body donation from the perspective of one donor’s family.
Plus video Q&A with the director, and panel discussion with Professor Chris Berry (KCL Film Studies), Dr Vivienne Lo 羅維前 (UCL History) and Dr James Wilson (UCL Philosophy).

Admission by free ticket:
https://ucl-cchh_silent_teacher.eventbrite.co.uk


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Synopsis

When is a corpse not a corpse? Perhaps when she is your teacher, or your wife. The Silent Teacher is a lesson in how to negotiate between the corporeal connection with a deceased loved one and a commitment to medical research.

The body of Hsu Yu-e 徐玉娥 (the 'Silent Teacher' of the title) has been donated to the College of Medicine at Fu Jen Catholic University in Taipei after her death from cancer. Her husband Lin Hui-tsung 林惠宗 expresses his continued respect and affection for his wife by bringing her news of the family, caressing her and brushing her hair, as though keeping her dead body alive through the year-long embalming process. Maso Chen follows Mr Lin on his journey as he deals with his grief, with his troubled family, with anatomy professors and morgue workers. In parallel, the students for whom Mrs Lin becomes a ‘Silent Teacher’ ('Dati laoshi' 大體老師) embark on a journey that not only teaches them anatomy, but also engages them with Taiwanese customs and beliefs about life and the nature of the soul. Matter-of-fact and understated in tone, Maso Chen’s first full-length documentary is both moving and intellectually provocative.

Director Maso Chen (Chen Zhihan 陳志漢)

Maso Chen began his career in community development. He believes that the visual medium is the most effective way to change the world and focuses on the creation of visual work that will have a positive social impact. In addition to being a cinematographer and a director, he co-founded The Classic Vision Co. Ltd with fellow film director and frequent collaborator Wuna Wu (Wu Tairen 吴汰紝).

Chen Maso




Trailer

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzQjk4IFqhdwbDY5ZFlrUnotbW8/view

From the Chinese Press

Taipei Times:
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/feat/archives/2017/03/30/2003667728/1

South China Morning Post:

http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2110861/film-about-taiwanese-family-donating-body-dissection-required

http://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/article/2111036/film-review-silent-teacher-new-light-shed-body-donation-science

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