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Watching Documentary: Critical Public Discourses and Contemporary UrbanChinese Film Clubs

Seio Nakajima

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter answers the often-raised question of whether and where these “independent” and therefore “underground” productions are screened in ... More


Blowup Beijing: The City as a Twilight Zone

Paola Voci

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the Beijing of the New Documentary Movement. Its title reflects two main traits of Beijing documentaries: their tendency ... More


Introduction

Dan Edwards

in Independent Chinese Documentary: Alternative Visions, Alternative Publics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748695621
eISBN:
9781474412186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695621.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction defines “independent” documentaries as films made outside the state-sanctioned production channels in today’s China. Drawing the work of Kluge and Negt, and theorists who have ... More


Alternative Archive: China’s Independent Documentary Culture

Chris Berry and Lisa Rofel

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter turns to the complicated question of the social and political status of these films. Rather than label them as “oppositional,” ... More


The Cruelty of the Social: Xianchang, Intersubjectivity, and Interobjectivity

J. P. Sniadecki

in DV-Made China: Digital Subjects and Social Transformations after Independent Film

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824846817
eISBN:
9780824868116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824846817.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The chapter begins by exploring the ostensibly dominant aesthetic in Chinese independent documentary, which is referred to, interchangeably, as observational, direct cinema, verite, and xianchang. ... More


Translating the Unspeakable: On-Screen and Off-Screen Voices in Wu Wenguang’s Documentary Work

Bérénice Reynaud

in The New Chinese Documentary Film Movement: For the Public Record

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028528
eISBN:
9789882207202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028528.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapters collected in the final part of the book, “Between Filmmaker and Subject: Re-creating Realism,” return to investigate in more ... More


Independent Chinese Documentary: Alternative Visions, Alternative Publics

Dan Edwards

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748695621
eISBN:
9781474412186
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748695621.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Since the turn of the twenty-first century there has been an explosion in Chinese independent documentary filmmaking. But how are we to understand this vibrant burst of activity? Are these films ... More


Independent Documentaries and Online Uses in China: From Cinephilia to Activism

Judith Pernin

in Post-1990 Documentary: Reconfiguring Independence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748694136
eISBN:
9781474412193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694136.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on online documentary practices. It attempts to puts in perspective the uses generated by the independent Chinese documentary movement from the dawn of Internet film forums in ... More


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