Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

Visiting Speaker: Dr. Carmelita Hinton, “History in Images”

Director Carma Hinton will show excerpts from her film, The Gate of Heavenly Peace (1995), as well as out-takes from the film. She will discuss her decisions on what to include and exclude in telling the story of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest movement, and how these decisions affected her presentation of the events covered by the film. She will also address the different problems that the historian encounters when presenting history in images as opposed to in words: the potential and limitation of each medium and what information each might privilege or obscure.