The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement

The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement

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The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement is a groundbreaking project unveiling recent documentary film work that has transformed visual culture in China, and brought new immediacy along with a broader base of participation to Chinese media. As a foundational text, this volume provides a much-needed introduction to the topic of Chinese documentary film, the signature mode of contemporary Chinese visual culture. These essays examine how documentary filmmakers have opened up a unique new space of social commentary and critique in an era of rapid social changes amid globalization and marketization. The essays cover topics ranging from cruelty in documentary to the representation of Beijing; gay, lesbian and queer documentary; sound in documentary; the exhibition context in China; authorial intervention and subjectivity; and the distinctive qon the spotq aesthetics of contemporary Chinese documentary. This volume will be critical reading for scholars in disciplines ranging from film and media studies to Chinese studies and Asian studies.a€œHe told me he wanted to make a documentary. But I had no clue what he was up to. Ia#39;m just an ordinary woman with a hair salon. How could he make a documentary out of me? And how could it possibly be shown on TV? We didna#39;t believeanbsp;...

Title:The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement
Author:Chris Berry, Lu Xinyu, Lisa Rofel
Publisher:Hong Kong University Press - 2010-06-01


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