February 19th, 6:30PM in Garland 104 (2441 E. Hartford)
Mainland Chinese cinema walks a fine line when it comes to serious films critiquing the sensitive social issues that exist in modern China. One film that found itself on the wrong side of this balancing act is Blind Shaft.
Its story revolves around the illegal coal mining industry and its suicidally dangerous working conditions. This is seen through the eyes of a pare or wandering con-men who stage accidents in order to collect hush money.