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5 & 6


CGED Knowledge Exchange Series

Zen in the Ice Rift Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Zen in the Ice Rift Film Screening and Panel Discussion


Date: 5 November 2019

Time: 5:30-7:30 PM

Venue: CYPP2, LG1 Chong Yuet Ming Building, Main Campus, HKU

Event 2: EUST2015 OPEN CLASS

Panel discussion with Director Margherita Ferri, and Lead Actress Eleonora Conti.

Date: 6 November 2019

Time: 10:30-12:20 PM

Venue: Main Building 201, HKU

About the Film:
When Vanessa - the beautiful and bewildered girlfriend of the team captain - runs away from home and hides in Maia’s family lodge, Maia, called ZEN, a rowdy yet solitary 16-year-old tomboy, feels free to trust someone for the first time. Led by the need to break away from the roles that the small community has forced them to play, Maia and Vanessa embark on a journey of self-discovery: an exploration of their gender identity and sexuality, liquid and restless like the troubled time of youth.

The film is directed by Margherita Ferri. It was produced through the Biennale College Cinema program offered by the prestigious institute La Biennale di Venezia, and was presented to the 75th Venice Film Festival in 2018.

Film description:

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, the Committee on Gender Equality and Diversity, the Women’s Studies Research Centre, the European Studies Programme, and the Italian Cultural Institute.

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