Reel China 2014 will be held on April 11-13.
Reel China 2014 once again samples outstanding contemporary Chinese independent documentaries, while also showcasing a few innovative narrative and experimental films, using different kinds of media or technology, by emerging filmmakers in China, Hong Kong, and the diaspora. Several are award-winning films from the Beijing Independent Film Festival (BIFF), our long-term collaborator in China. Participating filmmakers range from more experienced documentarians to young novices. As their disparate visions and voices extend and overlap, we witness the persistent presence of independent cameras that assures the discovery and creative engagement of disorienting contemporary social and psychic fragments becoming history at breakneck speed.
Co-curated by ZHANG Zhen (Cinema Studies, NYU) and Angela Zito (Anthropology, Religious Studies, NYU).
Reel China is presented by The Asian Film & Media Initiative, The Department of Cinema Studies, and the Center for Religion & Media.