Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)


2006, 85 min. Directed by Ning Ou.

Friday, March 16, 2012, 6:45pm
 Meishi Street shows ordinary citizens taking a stand against the planned destruction of their homes for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In order to widen traffic routes for the Olympic Games, the Beijing Municipal Government orders the demolition of entire neighborhoods. Several evictees of Meishi Street, located next to Tiananmen Square, fight through endless red tape and the indifference of fellow citizens for the right to keep their homes. Given video cameras by the filmmakers, they shoot exclusive footage of the eviction process, adding vivid intimacy to their story.   


Admission: $10/adult; $8/student & senior, Free for MOCA member. RSVP required



2010 , 114min. Directed by Zhou Hao

Friday, May 18, 2012, 6:45pm 

There are about 1,500 counties in China, of which county secretaries are perhaps the hardest working civil servants: attracting investors to boost local economic growth for their own benefits, while resolving and dissolving any conflicts among different stakeholders. A southern county secretary is going to be transferred in three months and dramatic changes occur in his life.


Admission: $10/adult; $8/student & senior, Free for MOCA member. RSVP REQUIRED to



2007, 122 minutes. Directed by Liang Zhao.

 Friday, July 13, 2012, 6:45pm

On the North Korean border, Chinese military police enforce the law with a heavy hand, leading to moments of harrowing abuse and surreal satire.


Amidst the barren wintry landscape of Northeast China, Chinese military police officers rigidly enforce law and order in an impoverished mountain town. They raid a private residence to bust an illegal mahjong game, casually abuse a pickpocket accused of throwing away evidence, and berate a confession out of a scrap collector working without a permit. The police switch between precise investigative procedure, explosions of violent fury, and moments of comic ineptitude, all captured incredibly before the camera.


Admission: $10/adult; $8/student & senior, Free for MOCA member. RSVP REQUIRED to




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