High School Senior Year (高三)

High School Senior Year (高三)

Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Auditorium (Room 101), Henry R. Luce Hall See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 6511

High School Senior Year
Directed by Zhou Hao, 2005 (95 min., English Subtitles)

Free and open to the public.

In the No.1 High School of Wuping County in western Fujian Province, 78 high school seniors have only one chance to advance to higher education, i.e. through taking the annual national entrance exam. Eighty percent of students in the school come from surrounding rural areas. Their parents tell them that if they don’t want to become farmers, the entrance exam to earn a higher education is their only chance to change their lives. The documentary records the hardworking, high-pressured, and lonely lives of a group of seventeen-or-eighteen-year-old Hakka descendants who are high school seniors at the No.1 High School of Wuping County. As one student puts it, “I can’t stand the idea of going through another senior year.”

周浩《高三》 95 minutes, 2005

凄厉的北风吹过,漫漫的黄沙掠过。我只有咬着冷冷的牙,报以两声长啸… 在中国闽西地区武平县第一中学,78位即将面临高考的学子们在班主任老师的带领下,一遍遍唱着台湾歌手齐秦的《狼》。老师们告诫自己的学生:“你们要像一头狼那样勇往直前,向前,你们别无选择。” 家长们叮嘱着孩子:“如果你不想像爸爸妈妈一样当农民,高考是改变你们命运的唯一机会。”纪录片《高三》讲述一群十七、八岁的客家人后代求学的故事。故事发生在福建省武平县–闽西客家人的聚居地之一。武平县一中的学生80%的来自农村,年轻学子们面临着十二年寒窗后的第一次人生抉择,他们肩负着整个家族的重望,他们的竞争对手是全国各地800万的备考生,他们忍受着巨大的压力,忍受着孤独和寂寞……高三,这一段记忆含辛茹苦,这一段岁月不堪回首。一名高三学生这样说:“如果重来,我想,我没有勇气。”

Fall 2006 Chinese Documentary Film Series – Showcasing Films from REC Foundation’s REEL CHINA Biennial Film Festival

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