Executive Education at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University presents a live panel discussion with Writer/Director/Producer Hao Wu about 76 Days, his Oscar shortlisted documentary film. This event is open to Syracuse University students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public.
Tula Goenka, Professor of Television, Radio, and Film, Newhouse School of Public Communications
Andrew London, Professor of Sociology (Moderator), Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Soudabeh Moradian, Assistant Professor of Film, College of Visual and Performing Arts
About the Film
On January 23rd, 2020, China locked down Wuhan, a city of 11 million, to combat the emerging COVID-19 outbreak. Set deep inside the frontlines of the crisis, 76 DAYS tells indelible human stories at the center of this pandemic—from a woman begging in vain to bid a final farewell to her father, a grandfather with dementia searching for his way home, a couple anxious to meet their newborn, to a nurse determined to return personal items to families of the deceased. These intimate stories bear witness to the death and rebirth of a city under a 76-day lockdown, and to the compassion and human resilience that persists in times of profound tragedy. 6 DAYS Launches in Virtual Cinemas Nationwide Beginning Friday, December 4
About Hao Wu
Hao Wu’s documentary films have received funding support from The Ford Foundation JustFilms, ITVS, Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, NYSCA and international broadcasters. His previous feature documentary, People’s Republic of Desire, about China’s live-streaming phenomenon, won the Grand Jury Award at the 2018 SXSW festival, among many other awards. It has screened at over 40 film festivals worldwide and broadcasted nationally on PBS Independent Lens. The New York Times calls the film “hypercharged,” while The Los Angeles Times says it’s “invariably surprising and never less than compelling.” His latest short, All in My Family, is a Netflix Original Documentary and launched globally in May 2019.
Born and raised in China, Wu now travels between the US and China. From 2008-2011, he was a fellow at New America, a D.C.-based think tank. His writing has appeared on Time.com, Slate.com, Marketplace Radio, Strait Times, China Newsweek, and China Daily. He is a member of the Documentary branch of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
To Watch 76 Days Online
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This event is sponsored by Department of Transmedia, Syracuse Human Rights Film Festival, School of Architecture, Asian/Asian American Studies, Chinese Studies Program, Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration, Campbell Institute of Public Affairs, International Relations, East Asia Program, Department of Political Science, Center for International Services, and College of Law.
This event was first published on January 21, 2021 and last updated on February 18, 2021.