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"The Last Moose of Aoluguya", 2013, directed by Gu Tao

The Last Moose of Aoluguya

The Last Moose of Aoluguya is an intimate portrait of Weijia, a heavy drinking, soul-searching painter and herder, from the Ewenki people of Inner Mongolia, who nostalgically reflects on all that his people have lost.

After Weijia’s life spirals into drunken oblivion, his mother posts a personal ad with the hope that he will find a wife and get his act together. A young schoolteacher, Xia, answers the call and invites Weijia to join her on the tropical island of Hainan, leading Weijia to suddenly embark on an unexpected new journey in life. Gu Tao was born in 1970 in Inner Mongolia, China, where his father was an ethnographer and photographer. Gu graduated in 1995 from Inner Mongolia Art College with a major in oil painting. After studying photography at the China Academy of Art in Beijing, he started making documentaries, many of which have won awards at international film festivals (Yamagata 2011, Singapore 2012). Last Moose is the third of his Aoluguya trilogy, which includes Aoluguya, Aoluguya (2008) and Yugou and His Mother (2011, awarded top prize at Yamagata Festival, 2011).

Gu Tao will be joined by Christian Sorace, Li Narangoa, and Wuqirilitu for a Q&A discussion chaired by the experienced author and cultural commentator Linda Jaivin.

Light refreshment will be served at 5.15pm for 5.30pm start- RSVP essential.

WhenWednesday 22 February from 5:15PM
WhereThe Auditorium, China in the World Building
CostFree
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