Hailed as the master of Chinese animation, Te Wei (1915–2010) was a pioneering animator and cartoonist. He developed a brushstroke style which was influenced by the great painter Qi Baishi. In an afternoon celebrating Chinese culture, we’ll be screening three of Wei’s gorgeous animations, which include the multi-award winning 1960 short film Where is Mamma? about the adventures and misadventures of a group of tadpoles in search of their mother. As well as films, there will be traditional Chinese music from The Jasmine Moon Ensemble, calligraphy, tai chi, and tasty, authentic food served throughout.
Pioneers of culturally sensitive housing provision, Cherish House (our venue for the day) is one of Trident‘s schemes for Chinese elders in Birmingham. Due to limited capacity, the programme will be screened three times. Screenings are at 1pm, 2.30pm, and 4pm, and entry is on a first- come, first-served basis.
We’re very grateful to Trident for supporting this event.