Disorder and San Yuan Li

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<i>San Yuan Li</i>. 2003. China. Directed by Ou Ning, Cao Fei
  • Disorder

    2009. China. Huang Weikai. 58 min.

  • San Yuan Li

    2003. China. Ou Ning, Cao Fei. 45 min.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 4:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
  • Disorder

    2009. China. Directed by Huang Weikai. Assembling footage from a dozen amateur videographers, Huang Weikai presents a unique anti-city symphony of urban dysfunction that is alternately hilarious and horrifying. Pigs racing down a busy highway, government VIPs swimming in a polluted river, a hit-and-run victim being bribed to leave the scene, and an abandoned baby gawked at by passersby are all stranger-than-fiction visions that could never be aired on Chinese state television. These images represent both an alternative media culture of amateur videographers and viral video netizens, and the chaos seething through the cracks of a society in rapid transformation. Courtesy of dGenerate/Icarus. In Mandarin, Cantonese; English subtitles. 58 min.

  • San Yuan Li

    2003. China. Directed by Ou Ning, Cao Fei. China’s rapid modernization literally engulfs the village of San Yuan Li within the surrounding skyscrapers of Guangzhou, a city of 12 million people. The villagers, who move to a different rhythm, thriving on subsistence farming and traditional crafts, resourcefully reinvent their traditional lifestyle by tending rice paddies in empty city lots and raising chickens in makeshift rooftop coops. Led by visual artists Ou Ning and Cao Fei, a dozen videographers, including Huang Weikai, who went on to direct Disorder, collaborated on this highly stylized village-in-a-city symphony, exploring the modern paradox of China’s economic growth and social marginalization. Courtesy of dGenerate/Icarus. No dialogue. 45 min.

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Image: San Yuan Li. 2003. China. Directed by Ou Ning, Cao Fei