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Live Podcast Interview with Documentarian Nengjie Jiang

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Thursday, April 29 from 9:00-10:15 a.m. 

Please join the Community Change Collaborative members for a live podcast interview with Documentarian Nengjie Jiang. In his work, Nengjie, a 35-year-old independent Chinese documentary director, producer and photographer, pays close attention to the silenced minority groups of the fast-developing, modern Chinese society.

From 2009 to 2014, he finished his trilogy on left-behind children and produced the fourth one in 2016. In 2015, he produced Long Lao, a documentary on veterans of the Second Sino-Japanese War. In 2018, Yun Jie entered the Beijing International Film Festival as Jiang’s first feature length film on left-behind children and empty nesters. Jiang became better-known to the Chinese online community in April 2020 with his documentary on local coal miners and the mining community, called Miners, Grooms and Pneumoconiosis.

Podcast Interviewers:
Yezi Yang: PhD candidate, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
Kim Felix: PhD student, Planning, Governance, and Globalization, Virginia Tech
Neda Moayerian: Postdoctoral research associate, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (VTIPG) and the Center for Economic and Community Engagement (CECE)

Podcast Curator/Host:  Andy Morikawa, Senior Fellow, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (VTIPG) 

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This event is co-sponsored by the Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance. For questions, please contact Neda Moayerian (