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Pushed Up The Mountain Film Screening

February 16, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

 Pushed Up the Mountain movie poster. What can one migrating plant tell us about our entangled relationship with nature? Feb. 16 5:30pm. UNC FedEx Global Center. This event is free and open to the public. Following the screening will be a Director Q&A and reception.The IAH is co-sponsoring the North Carolina premiere of Pushed Up The Mountain, a film by Julia Haslett, and hosted by the Department of Communication in collaboration with the Carolina Asia Center. The film screening will be followed by a director Q&A and reception. This event is free and open to the public.

Haslett (FFP ’18) is a documentary filmmaker and an associate professor of communication. During her 2018 Faculty Fellowship, she worked on the editing phase of Pushed Up The Mountain.

Pushed Up The Mountain is a poetic and personal film about plants and the people who care for them, shot on location in China and the UK. Through the tale of the migrating rhododendron, now endangered in its native China, the film reveals how high the stakes are for all living organisms in this time of unprecedented destruction of the natural world. After its world premiere in Canada at the BANFF Centre for Arts and Creativity, the film has screened at, among other venues, Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art, Scottish National Gallery, Trento Film Festival (Italy) and Wild View Taiwan.

Doors open at 5:30pm. The screening begins at 5:45pm and the Director Q&A begins at 7pm, followed by the reception. The film will be screened in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center. The address is 301 Pittsboro St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516.

Additional sponsorship has been provided by the Asian American Center, the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the UNC Institute for the Environment.


February 16, 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm


FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, 27516 United States
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