New Chinese Documentary Film Movement For the Public Record

ISBN-10: 9888028529

ISBN-13: 9789888028528

Edition: 2010

Authors: Chris Berry, Lu Xinyu, Lisa Rofel

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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 "on the spot" 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.Chris Berry is the professor of film and television studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. Lu Xinyu is professor and director of the Broadcasting and Television Department of the Journalism School at Fudan University in Shanghai. Lisa Rofel is professor of anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz.
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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
Publication date: 8/9/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Contributors
Historical Overview
Rethinking China's New Documentary Movement: Engagement with the Social
DV: Individual Filmmaking
Documenting Marginalization, or Identities New and Old
West of the Tracks: History and Class-Consciousness
Coming out of The Box, Marching as Dykes
Publics, Counter-Publics, and Alternative Publics
Blowup Beijing: The City as a Twilight Zone
Watching Documentary: Critical Public Discourses and Contemporary Urban Chinese Film Clubs
Alternative Archive: China's Independent Documentary Culture
Between Filmmaker and Subject: Re-creating Realism
Translating the Unspeakable: On-Screen and Off-Screen Voices in Wu Wenguang's Documentary Work
From "Public" to "Private": Chinese Documentary and the Logic of Xianchang
Excuse Me, Your Camera Is in My Face: Auteurial Intervention in PRC New Documentary
"I Am One of Them" and "They Are My Actors": Performing, Witnessing, and DV Image-Making in Plebian China
Biographies of Key Documentarians
Sources of Films
List of Chinese Names
List of Chinese Film and Video Titles
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