Chinese Visual Festival Lineup In London Announced
The annual Chinese Visual Festival will take place this June and July throughout various venues across London, showcasing some of the most exciting independent documentary films made in China today.
This year’s festival is entitled “Run, China, Run” and looks at the legacy of the Beijing Olympics, at a time when the world’s gaze is turned towards London in 2012.
Only in its second year, the Chinese Visual Festival offers audiences a rare glimpse of everyday life in China, providing an alternative voice to the regulated national film industry and state-controlled news organisations. Nearly twenty independent documentaries will be on offer during the festival’s run, most of them never before screened in the UK. The theme of urban development and regeneration features heavily in nearly all the films, such as festival opener Dragon Boat (2010) which explores the tradition of dragon-boat racing, and its survival in the rapidly changing landscape of modern China.
The festival will run from 22nd June – 6th July across four venues in London. For more information please click here.
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