Morning Sun, A Documentary Film | About the Filmmakers
MORNING SUN (2003) Produced and Directed by
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Produced and Directed by Carma Hinton and Richard Gordon, and Edited by David Carnochan:
THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE
(1995), a documentary exploring the 1989 protest movement in the
context of the political habits and attitudes that have come to
inform public life in China over the past century.
THE GATE OF HEAVENLY PEACE has received several awards,
including a George Foster Peabody Award, and both the
International Critics Prize and Best Social and Political
Documentary at the Banff Television Festival. (Associate Director
and Co-Writer Geremie Barmé)
(2003), a sixteen-minute film about rural New Year's festivities
and rituals in southern China.
SELECTED AWARDS & FEATURED SCREENING
2004-2003: MORNING SUN: John E. O'Connor Film Award -
American Historical Association; Berlin Film Festival, Hong Kong
Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, San Francisco
International Asian American Film Festival, Seattle Film Festival,
SilverDocs (AFI/Discovery Channel), Vancouver Film Festival, Film
Forum - New York, Museum of Fine Arts - Boston.
About the Directors of Morning Sun:
Director, Producer, and Interviewer Carma Hinton was born in Beijing in 1949, and lived there until she was twenty-one; Chinese is her first language and culture. She is a scholar as well as a filmmaker. She has a Ph.D. in Art History from Harvard University and is a Clarence J. Robinson Professor of Visual Culture and Chinese Studies at George Mason University. She has also taught courses in Chinese language, history, and culture at Swarthmore, Middlebury, Wellesley and Northeastern. The Morning Sun project has been deeply influenced by Hinton’s personal and first-hand understanding of the politics and history of the period, and her direct witness of and participation in many of the events of the Cultural Revolution, which began when she was sixteen years old. All interviews were conducted by Hinton in Chinese.
Director, Producer and Writer Geremie R. Barmé lived and studied in China during the last years of the Cultural Revolution. He is the author of two collections of essays in Chinese, coeditor of Seeds of Fire: Chinese Voices of Conscience (New York, 1988) and New Ghosts, Old Dreams: Chinese Rebel Voices (New York, 1992). He is the author of Shades of Mao: The Posthumous Cult of the Great Leader (New York, 1996), In the Red: On Contemporary Chinese Culture (New York, 1999), and An Artistic Exile: A Life of Feng Zikai (1898-1975) (Berkeley, 2002), and editor and main translator of the journalist Sang Ye’s latest volume of Chinese oral histories, Chairman Mao’s Ark: The People on the People’s Republic (forthcoming, 2003). His many translations include Ba Jin’s essays, Random Thoughts (Hong Kong, 1984), and the Cultural Revolution memoirs of Yang Jiang, Lost in the Crowd (Melbourne 1989). He was an associate director and co-writer of the documentary film The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1995). He is a research Professor in the Division of Pacific and Asian History, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University where he is also the editor of the journal East Asian History.
Director, Producer, and Cameraman
Richard Gordon has been involved with numerous projects
in China as director of photography or producer. His credits
include work for National Geographic, the National Film Board of
Canada, NOVA, the independent feature documentary DISTANT
HARMONY: PAVAROTTI IN CHINA, and the PBS series CHINA IN
REVOLUTION. For his previous work, he was awarded a Guggenheim
Fellowship in 1986 and a Rockefeller Intercultural Film/Video
Fellowship in 1988.
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