The Michigan Daily Friday, February 15, 1985 Page 6
opens to acclaim
By Jackie Au Yeung
O ne of the most popular figures in
recent cinema has been the death-
defying, life-dedicating war correspon-
dent, who is sympathetic to the suf-
ferings of the locals of a war-torn
foreign land: The Year of Living
Dangerously, Under Fire, The Killing
Fields, and these films are not without
achievement, but next to The Boat
People, a film having its Ann Arbor
premiere this evening, they cannot
seriously be looked upon as anything
beyond entertaining products of an
Boat People is the fourth feature film
from Ann Hui, the most celebrated
director of the Hong Kong new wave
cinema and the most important woman
filmmaker in all of Asia. It is a fictional
account of the fierce fight for survival
in Da Nang, Vietnam, after 1975, when
the new communist regime imposed
relentlessly repressive measures for
the country's reconstruction. The grim
narrative is simple, direct, and
enlightening. Akutagawa, a Japanese
photojournalist, has been invited by the
Vietnamese cultural authorities to
report on the higher living standards of
the people in the new regime. But as the
journalist has travelled in the land
before and knows its language, he soon
eludes the official "tour guides" and
discovers that the improved livelihood
of the Vietnamese people is only a
propagandistic front, and there are
good reasons why people are aban-
doning their country by boat.
As the film was shot in the People's
Republic of China and is critical of the
Vietnamese communist regime, the
film has been banned in countries like
Tiawan and Vietnam. In fact, the film
was in competition in the 1983 Cannes
Film Festival until the socialist gover-
nment, under Francois Mitterand,
which was on friendly terms with Viet-
nam, found out about the content and
politics of the film. Afraid of annoying
their Vietnamese allies, the French
Government suggested that the film be
taken out of competition. The film was
later shown as "le film surprise" of the
Festival to great acclaim and con-
troversy. Since then the film has won
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On December 18th, 1984, The Bursley Committee on Human Rights and Diversity col-
lected almost $350 and over 1,000 articles of clothing to aid the homeless of Ann Arbor.
On New Year's Eve, the money and clothing was given to The Ann Arbor Shelter
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We would like to extend our gratitude to the men and women of 3rd Hamilton and
5th Van Duren, who contributed $150 to this cause. We would also like to thank Caro-
line Gould who came up with the idea, and provided the information and support to
ensure our success.
We would like to see other University groups meet this challenge, and to take steps
to care for this part of the community, by meeting or exceeding our contribution. If you
have any questions or comments you may contact Angus G. Goetz III, Chairperson,
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numerous awards at film festivals
around the world and has been picked
as one of the best films of 1983-1984 by
many a critic.
The materials of the film are of
melodramatic complexion, as the cir-
cumstances are melodramatic. But
Ann Hui has transformed the charac-
ters from simple stock types into
human beings with whom one sym-
pathizes. Her gift for characterization
is uncommon, and the performances of
the actors are all excellent and convin-
cing. The images and composition are
striking and original, and together they
compose a compelling film of excep-
tional quality. This is one Ann Arbor
premiere that should not be missed.
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'Boat People', an award-winning film directed by Ann Hui, features another
twist on the theme of the investigative journalist doing humanitarian work.
The film has been muddled in controversy, and has been banned in many
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