Mahjong & Chicken Feet
ProducersSoleil Films Jacqueline Levitin
- Release Date 2008
- Running Time 47 minutes
- Closed Captions No
- Availability Canada, USA
- Prix habituel
- Prix habituel
- Prix soldé
- Prix unitaire
Institutions: Purchase at this price level if you are from a university, college, school board, school district, government agency, business or association. Note: Price does not include inter-library loan rights.
Community: Purchase at this price level if you are from a single K-12 School, registered not-for-profit, community organization, public library. Note: Price does not include right to circulate DVD/program to other schools within district.
DSL stands for Digital Site License and permits the buyer of the license to host the film on a password-protected, closed server for the term of the license for educational use. If your institution does not have a server or you are looking into a license for curated one-time events or fixed term exhibitions, please contact us.
Article ajouté au panier
Jacqueline Levitin, filmmaker and professor in Film and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University travels to China to seek out traces of her family's past.
A group of men in a variety store in Harbin, China candidly discuss a foreigner with a camera amongst them, assuming she doesn't understand Chinese and forgetting that her camera is recording. Later in Kaifeng, miles to the south, the woman noses her camera into people's homes, searching for traces of the city's 1,000-year-old Jewish settlement, while her guide attempts to render her questions polite in translation. The woman is Jacqueline Levitin, filmmaker and professor in Film and Women's Studies at Simon Fraser University. Her parents and grandparents emigrated to America from Harbin, Manchuria, and she returned to China to seek out traces of her family's past. Out of reach of the Tsar's pogroms, the vibrant Russian Jewish community they were a part of thrived in Manchuria. A cultured, European-leaning community, these 20th century Jews were unaware of another Chinese Jewish community that long preceded them-the 1,000-year-old community of Kaifeng in the heart of ancient imperial China.
The spontaneity of Levitin's camerawork draws the viewer headlong into the world of the film, revealing the mindset of a people normally inscrutable to westerners. Mahjong & Chicken Feet leaves one feeling one has truly been somewhere, seeing and hearing remarkable human stories. -Caroline Leaf, Academy Award nominated filmmaker
If your institution does not have a server or you are looking into a license for curated one-time events or fixed term exhibitions, please contact us.
The following terms are understood, accepted and effective upon payment of License Fee to Moving Images Distribution, the Licensor, and the buyer, the Licensee, named on the invoice. Copyrighted material, as identified on the invoice, hereinafter referred to as the Program.
License: The Licensor hereby grants to the Licensee, for the DSL term listed on the invoice, the educational rights for digital streaming of the Program for use within the Licensee’s internal closed system, password-protected platform. Licensee acknowledges it shall not sublicense, sublease, rent, resell, duplicate, digitize or transfer to any other medium or format. Licensee shall not edit, cut or alter the Program. This license (i) will not be included in any courses that could be sold to other institutions for future distance-education use; (ii) is non-transferable; and (iii) is not assignable by the Licensee.
Users: The Licensee agrees that the users for this license shall be restricted to the Licensee’s accredited faculty, staff and students.
Expiration of Term: Upon expiration of the license term, the Licensee shall cease streaming of the Program and the Program must be deleted from the Licensee’s digital servers.
Acknowledgement of Limitations: The Licensee acknowledges the Program is copyrighted and the Licensor has a copyright interest in the Program which is legally protected against the Licensee’s use, copying or exhibition except as is set out above.
DVD w/PPR. PPR stands for Public Performance Rights. A DVD with PPR license permits the buyer to use the film in non-theatrical venues for educational purposes, community screenings and other non-commercial purposes. Standard educational DVD w/PPR purchases are in perpetuity for use by the institution, college, school, library, its staff and students.
All DVDs sales are final. We guarantee that all DVDs will be free from defects at the time of delivery. Defective DVDs will be replaced without charge within 30 days of date of shipment.
The creators of all works distributed by Moving Images Distribution hold copyright for their work. All purchasers are to specify use required precisely at time of ordering and agree to comply with all copyright, trademark and intellectual property law. No materials purchased may be used outside the rights acquired at time of purchase or may be reproduced in whole or in part by any method now known or hereafter devised. No materials purchased without specific broadcast license and agreement may be broadcast, retransmitted or exhibited in whole or in part without a specific license agreement from Moving Images Distribution for such use.