DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Endless Road | 奔跑的黃昏

Saturday, September 24th, 1:30 p.m., E St Cinema

JIN Huaqing/ CN/ 40 MINS

金華青/ 中国大陆/ 40分钟

In the early spring of 2014, a village begins suffering from pollution emitted from a paper factory. Against Yan’s advice, her mother reports the pollution and faces retribution from the factory. Yan worries that her family will be torn apart as a result.

 

母親沒有聽從女兒陳燕的勸告,在多次遭受報複後,依然堅持舉報村裏的造紙廠汙染,這讓陳燕擔心這個家會最終走向破碎。2014年初春,母親再次開始四處舉報,列車行進在寒夜裏,前方的路似乎沒有盡頭。

Mao's Fan | 雷鋒江先生

Tuesday, September 20th, 8:20 p.m., E St Cinema

WANG Lingsen/ CN/ 30 MINS

王令森/ 中国大陆/ 30分钟

Mr. Jiang has built a Spirit of Lei Feng Memorial out of an old bicycle shed. In order to construct a more fitting memorial, Mr. Jiang decides to ask Hu Maoyuan, the former chairman of SAIC Motor Corporation, for sponsorship. They have met once before, but now Mr. Hu is retired from SAIC, and Mr. Jiang’s ability to obtain the sponsorship hangs in the balance…

 

江先生的“雷鋒精神紀念館”很簡陋,是小區車棚改建的。爲了建設這座“紀念館”,江先生決定去找有過一面之緣的大企業家——原上汽集團董事長胡茂元贊助。然而胡茂元已經從上汽集團退休,江先生還能不能拉到這筆贊助呢?

Outsourced Worker | 外包工

Friday, September 23rd, 4:30 p.m., E St Cinema

LIU Fan/ CN/ 37 MINS

劉帆/ 中国大陆/ 37分钟

OUTSOURCED WORKERS documents workers after their way of life has been destroyed. , after the mutation and destruction of their life way, devoted to the struggling to live under the huge living pressure .They had spontaneous pursuit, and also passive choice. But it didn't change anything of their fate. It is too far away to save the flesh, let alone the spirit struggling. Under this era combined with lands and cities, Human dignity and pride, patience and indulgence are all strangely melted into a so-called character, going with[JS1] the flow, which make people painful and comfort.

 

《外包工》紀錄了一群因生活慣性突變和破壞後,在強大的生存壓力下努力掙紮的人。他們既有自發的追求,也有被動的選擇,但在難以扭轉的命運面前,不必說什麽精神的抗爭,連肉身的解救都顯得那麽的遙不可及。在土地、城市以及這個時代的合謀之下,人的尊嚴、驕傲、忍耐、放縱,奇怪地融入到一種叫做“隨遇而安”的群體性格之中,它是如此地令人心痛,又是如此地給人安慰。外包工—一個在中國經濟大潮下的特殊的邊緣人群。

JOLIN: The Evolution of My Life | 成名進化史

Sunday, September 25th, 12:00 p.m., US Navy Memorial

LIU Siyan, WANG Danni/ US/ 40 MINS

劉思言, 王丹妮/ 美国/ 40分钟

Dongguan, Guangzhou, is home to 300,000 former factory workers who have turned to prostitution. THE EVOLUTION OF MY LIFE documents the experiences of 22-year-old Jolin, who works as a stripper. She undergoes risky plastic surgery to enhance her appearance and hopes to leave Dongguan to become an actress in Shanghai. This documentary depicts a young girl’s ‘Chinese Dream’ and the sadness of China’s loneliest generation.

 

繁華的南方城市東莞,這裏不僅是中國的制造業中心,也曾因“掃黃風暴”被冠以“性都”的名頭。在這座城裏生活的女性大部分是女工,她們因辛苦做工而飽受折磨,也因這座城市的名聲而備受非議。本片講述了22歲的前東莞女工卓琳從“網紅”到“演員”的蛻變過程。她在“奧運寶貝”海選中靠脫衣博人眼球,後又因整容事故成爲網紅。被媒體報道和輿論淹沒的她始終懷有一顆赤子之心,渴望愛情,渴望再受教育,一心想離開東莞,去上海戲劇學院進修學習,進而成爲一名真正的演員。追夢途中,遍布荊棘,保守母親的反對,失散多年生父的狡黠,迫使她只能選擇相信自己孤身奮戰。

Parent Cheering Team | 家長應援團

Monday, September 19th, 4:30 p.m., E St Cinema

SH KOT,HUANG Yufang/ HK, TW/ 28 MINS

葛思恒, 黃郁芳/ 中国香港,中国台湾/ 28分钟

PARENT CHEERING TEAM tells the story of parents of children who play baseball in Hong Kong. Baseball, with its emphasis on the concept of “home plate,” is a metaphor for the homes of two families. Jay’s parents fully support his dream of pursuing baseball despite the long odds. Fanny and her son, Bosco, works as a team to defend their family.

 

棒球在香港屬於冷門運動,但仍有家長帶著小孩投入在棒球運動中。棒球,是個回家和守護家庭的遊戲。本壘的英文是「home」,進攻時,從本壘將球擊出如同踏出家門,路上雖遇困難,但隊友會幫你推進,也會在家門口等著你;防守時,隊友間要互相提點才能保住本壘板,避免失分。電影中,棒球涵蓋著兩個家庭的夢想及隱喻彼此的家庭關係——方子熙爸媽一直支持兒子前進棒球夢,有如打棒球時的進攻;盧悅熙與Fanny母子倆則如同防守,小心守護一個家。

The Good Person of Dafen | 大芬仔

Friday, September 23rd, 4:30 p.m., E St Cinema

LOH Yeuksun/ HK/ 27 MINS

羅躍燊/ 中国香港/ 27分钟

Can copying painting masterpieces be considered art? Dafen Village has its own industry of duplicating oil paintings. THE GOOD PERSON OF DAFEN follows the Dafen oil painting teacher Wang Feng, his painting student Wang Ting, and the artist Liu Jian Yun, as they move to Dafen in order to pursue their dream of being artists.

 

當臨摹油畫如同真蹟沒有兩樣,究竟臨摹有否包含藝術的存在?    大芬村是廉價油畫批發的集中地,當中亦不乏大師作品臨摹,畫師們憑自己熟練的畫功,重量不重質的運作模式,成就了一個山寨油畫天堂。故事追隨著大芬的油畫老師王峰,油畫學生王婷及藝術家劉建雲,他們穿州過省來到大芬,為生活為夢想吃盡苦頭,但仍然堅守著一份單純的希冀,藝術那怕是再廉價也活生生地為他們帶來快樂。

A PLACE CALLED HOME | 家在福利院

Friday, September 23rd, 4:30 p.m., E St Cinema

CHEN Xiaoxiao (Grace) / CN, US/ 29 MINS

陈潇潇/ 中国大陆,美国/ 29分钟

A PLACE CALLED HOME depicts the daily lives of the 70 abandoned children residing at Zhang Jiakou Welfare Center in China. Left as infants by poor parents, these children, many of them severely disabled or mentally challenged, manage to overcome individual limitations and exhibit surprisingly active and beautiful minds. This documentary takes an unflinching look into an institutional world where heartbreak and tragedy, though routine, co-exist with the simplest, smallest, and most unexpected everyday triumphs.v

 

《家在福利院》講述了在張家口市社會福利院生活的70名孤兒的故事。這些孤兒大部分患有先天疾病,很小的時候就被自己的親生父母抛棄。福利院從此成了他們唯一的家。盡管他們中間有些孩子患有較爲嚴重的殘疾或有智力障礙,但是他們每天都在通過自己的方式克服重重困難。在一次次與病痛鬥爭的過程中,有痛失生命的淚水也有戰勝病魔的歡笑。這部紀錄片毫無掩飾的真實記錄了這些孤兒的生活,他們的生命由于先天因素而異常脆弱,生與死夾雜在平實的日常生活中。但是無論困難再大,他們總能保有美好澄澈的心靈和克服艱險的勇氣。

山外來客 | COME TO WUMING

Wednesday, September 21st, 6:15 p.m., E St Cinema

FAN Yichao/ CN/ 38 MINS

範毅超/ 中国大陆/ 38分钟

COME TO WUMING was filmed in Sertar County, the remote home of the world’s largest Buddhist Shedra, Wuming Shedra. Through a challenging shooting experience, the filmmakers gain a better understanding of the Puja of Tibetan Buddhism and heart stories of the region from the local community.

 

《山外來客》拍攝于世界最大的佛學院色達縣五明佛學院,攝制組一行從成都出發,乘坐17個小時大巴車,進入交通閉塞,三面環山只通公路的色達縣。色達縣海拔3400米左右,而五明佛學院更處于群山之間,高寒缺氧地帶每日上下山錄制拍攝實屬不易。但是,通過這次拍攝經曆,讓我們更好的認識到了解到藏傳佛教的法會、習俗以及相關漢人來到藏地的感受等等。影片不刻意渲染突出藏傳佛教相關話題,不直接傳達創作者意圖,全篇通過相關人物的自述將自身的故事道出,表現地域特色。

從黑夜到白天 | A Straight Journey

Friday, September 23rd, 7:00 p.m., E St Cinema

Ma Sha, Miao Jiang/ CN/ 23 MINS

瑪莎, 苗醬/ 中国大陆/ 23分钟

From 2014 to 2015, Masamojo, a team of two photographers, took a journey across 11 cities in China, making portraits of 48 gays and lesbians and their families. This short film documents their untold stories.

 

2014-2015年,瑪莎與苗醬,一對異性戀搭檔用8個月時間在中國11座城市拍攝了48位同性戀者的故事,完成了一系列肖像作品和一部短片,《從黑夜到白天:中國同性戀首次群體出鏡》。項目發表後在網絡上引發強烈反響,這是同性戀者的故事在中國主流平台上的第一次群體亮相。

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