松花 songhua

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2007 / HD / 29 mins

Synopsis

The Songhua River runs through Harbin, the capital of China’s Heilongjiang province, and serves as the city's main water source. At all hours of the day, people flock to the crowded urban space where Harbin meets the river. By attending to the everyday activities of leisure and labor unfolding along the banks and promenade, Songhua depicts the intimate and complex relationship between Harbin city residents and their "mother river." Through the use of the long take, this nonfiction video also explores the interface between art and ethnography in order to address social issues in a major waterway of northeastern China.

松花江流淌于黑龙江省首都哈尔滨市,是这座城市主要的生活用水来源。每天,人们都会聚集在松花江和哈尔滨市交汇的这城市繁华地带。《松花》参与了这里的人们每天的休闲娱乐活动,描绘了哈尔滨市民和他们的母亲河松花江之间亲密而复杂的关系。这部非虚构电影运用了长镜头的手段,探索了艺术与人类学之间的交集,旨在着眼于中国东北部的水路社会问题。

 

Selected Screenings

2014 Whitney Biennale

2013 VIENNALE

Harvard Film Archive

2007 Shadow Festival (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

2007 Negotiated View Film Festival - Jury’s Pick Award (Happy Valley, Pennsylvania)

2007 SIGGRAPH (San Diego, California)

2008 Vienna International Film Festival (Vienna, Austria)

2008 PLATFORMA Festival – Jury’s Pick Award (Athens, Greece)

2008 Babel Film Series (Nanning, China)

2008 Eyes & Lenses Ethnographic Film Festival – Jury’s Pick Award, (Warsaw, Poland)

2009 PDX Film Festival (Portland, Oregon)