01 November, 2017 at 2pm (till 4pm).
152/3 Cayley Room, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW
As part of a two-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to commemorate the Chinese Labour Corps (CLC), The Meridian Society has made a film of oral histories with descendants of Chinese labourers and their Western commanding officers. Peng Wenlan, documentary filmmaker and director of the society’s heritage project, will give a brief introduction to the historical background of the CLC story, with insights into the political machinations behind the scenes. This will be followed by a screening of the film Forgotten Faces of the Great War: The Chinese Labour Corps.