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Author, filmmaker to visit as part of Global Georgia Intiative

Author and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo will discuss her work Feb. 27-28 on the UGA campus as part of the 2014 Global Georgia Initiative.

Author and filmmaker Xiaolu Guo will visit UGA Feb. 27–28 to present a screening and discussion of her film, UFO in Her Eyes, as well as a public lecture and conversation about her writing and films. The events are part of the 2014 Global Georgia Initiative, a program of the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts.

The screening of the 2011 film will take place Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. at Ciné, 234 W. Hancock Ave. After the film, Guo will participate in a discussion with Antje Ascheid, an associate professor in the theatre and film studies department and the Willson Center’s associate academic director for arts and public programs, and Andrew Zawacki, an associate professor of English and director of UGA’s creative writing program. A public reception in the CinéLab will follow the screening and discussion.

On Feb. 28 at 4 p.m.,  Guo will lead the interactive talk “Beyond Chinamerica” in Room 148 of the Miller Learning Center. The discusison will be moderated by Karin Myhre, an associate professor of comparative literature.

Guo has directed 11 fiction features and documentaries over the past decade. UFO in Her Eyes, based on her 2009 novel of the same name, is a metaphorical satire that chronicles the rapid, surreal transformation of a rural Chinese village in the aftermath of an alleged UFO sighting.