In this episode we are joined by two brilliant guests, Ting Guo and Eddy Wang, to discuss the war in Ukraine, how to critique fascism in cinema through representations of human suffering, love, and slow cinema in THE WIFE OF A SPY (2020)—a film about life in fascistJapan during WWII by the Japanese director Kiyoshi kurosawa.
About our Guests:
Ting Guo is Assistant Professor at the Department of Language Studies,
University of Toronto, author of Politics of Love: Religion, Secularism, and Love as a Political Discourse in Modern China, and co-host of the Mandarin podcast called “in-betweenness” (https://shicha.buzzsprout.com/). Guo also has a chapter in our upcoming volume, Representing Religion in Film, where she discusses some of the themes we cover in this episode.
Eddy Wang is a former student of mine, coder, critical theorist, and contributor to TETC, an experimental translation collective (https://tetcollective.com/?fbclid=IwAR1TpvfdWJF0BK3vEnKpBULi-odh9SJ_ggauGlbNxHlQBE0C_OyBOy9Fr5s)