There was a showing of NanNiWan at the UW on Nov 10. Director and main actress Peng Dan was in attendance and received a”Renowned Actress and Director” award. The event was hosted by two students organizations, American Peony Art & Culture Association – UW Chapter, and HUA Voice Radio.
The film is about the New Fourth Army Incident which took place in January of 1941.
The screening was attended by various officials from the Chinese government and prominent mainland Chinese entertainment personalities. Diana Peng (Peng Dan) was the first Chinese to win a full scholarship at The Juilliard School (in ballet) and later performed professionally in New York. She then went back to star in movies in Hong Kong.
She is now directing. (end)