Come “meet” the “Chinese Joan of Arc” Qiu Jin (1875-1907) at Fremont Main Library, Tuesday, March, 6, 7:00-8:30 pm.
Qiu Jin is Modern China’s first feminist. She was a radical women’s rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. Qiu Jin spoke out against foot binding and other oppressive practices and demanded equal opportunities for women. She attempted an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty, for which she was arrested and executed. She became the first female martyr for China’s 1911 Revolution and is celebrated as a national heroine today.
Autumn Gem is the first documentary feature on Qiu Jin in the U.S. The hour-long film was produced and directed by two San Francisco Bay Area Chinese American filmmakers, Rae Chang and Adam Tow. Due to the mature subject matter, this documentary would be best for ages 10 and up. The film is narrated in English and has both English and Chinese subtitles.
Join us for the screening of Autumn Gem at 7:00-8:30 pm, Tuesday, March, 6.
Contact: Fremont Main Library Information Desk (510) 745-1401