Artes Liberales


CHEN Ceng | 陈层

USA | 52 minutes | 2018 | Documentary | Mandarin Chinese and English | English Subtitles | G
美国 | 52 分钟 | 2018 | 纪录片 | 普通话、英语 | 英文字幕 | G
Canadian Premiere 加拿大首映

5:00 – 6:30 PM, SAT, AUG 11
Innis Town Hall
Screening + Panel Talk

Premiered at the 2018 China Education Symposium at Harvard University, this documentary film explores the concept of “liberal arts education” and the perceptions of how international students from China feel about the liberal arts education system in the US. It brings a blend of interviews with professors, scholars, parents and students, discussing the academic challenges these Chinese students may face when they pursue higher education in the US.


Director 导演

Dr. CHEN Ceng is an independent film producer and director, who used to do research on human milk at the Mass General Hospital and the Harvard Medical School. She holds a B.S. in chemistry from Nanjing University, and a Ph.D. from Washington University in Saint Louis.

Dr. Chen is active in science academies and societies back in China, and she organizes many academic writing workshops for graduate students majoring in science. Through running these workshops, she discovered common challenges faced by the students while she was inspired to learn more about liberal arts education as an approach to tackle important topics in one’s life. Artes Liberales is her first feature documentary, and she “made this film for all the Chinese international students fighting to be successful in the US education system.”


Credits 演职员名单

  • Director 导演:CHEN Ceng 陈层
  • Producer 制片人:CHEN Ceng 陈层、Joey JIAO 焦念韬、Starry ZHU 朱晓薇
  • Cinematographer 摄影: CHEN Ceng 陈层、LI Hongyi 李弘毅
  • Editor 剪辑:CHEN Ceng 陈层
  • Sound 音效:Jared AMBROSE、CHEN Ceng 陈层
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