Asian Film Series


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Part of the Asian Film Series at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center


Two documentary films by Notre Dame alumnus Jian Yi, M.A. ’98, offer a unique perspective on contemporary Chinese society.

Tickets available now from the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Order online or call the Ticket Office at 574-631-2800.

What’s for Dinner?, a 30-minute documentary, explores the role of meat in fast-globalizing China through the eyes of a retired pig farmer in rural Jiangxi province; a vegan restaurateur in Beijing; a bullish young livestock entrepreneur; and residents of the province known as the 'world's factory' contending with water polluted by wastes from pig factory farms. Watch trailer »

Super, Girls! follows 10 female teenagers on their quest to become instant superstars on China's biggest television show. The Chinese equivalent of "American Idol," the "Super Girls Singing Contest" spawned an unprecedented pop culture phenomenon. Watch trailer »

Director Jian Yi will introduce the films and lead a post-film discussion. He is traveling to Notre Dame from Beijing to accept the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Co-presented by:
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies
Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
DeBartolo Performing Arts Center