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September 27, 2011 > Meet the filmmakers

Meet the filmmakers

Submitted By Heidi Ontiveros

Meet the "Chinese Joan of Arc" Qiu Jin (1875-1907), a radical women's rights activist who defied tradition to become the leader of a revolutionary army. She attempted an armed uprising against the corrupt Qing Dynasty and became the first female martyr for China's 1911 Revolution. While Qiu Jin is a familiar heroic figure in China, she is largely unknown beyond.

"Autumn Gem" is the first American documentary feature on Qiu Jin. The film stars former China National martial arts champion and Hollywood stunt actress Li Jing. It was produced and directed by two San Francisco Bay Area Chinese-American filmmakers, Rae Chang and Adam Tow, who will attend the free screening, which begins at 6 p.m. on October 5, 2011, at Hayward Main Library, and participate in a Q & A session afterwards.

Meet the Filmmakers
Wednesday, October 5
6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
"Autumn Gem:" A documentary on China's first feminist
Hayward Main Library
835 C St., Hayward
(510) 881-7980
www.library.hayward-ca.gov

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