Archive for 2011

China’s New Documentary Movement

posted January 4, 2011

The New Documentary Movement in China emerged in the late 1980s, and has ruffled officialdom’s feathers by examining, interpreting, and intervening in social, political, and historical issues in the nation. Contributors to a new book relate the history and character of the new works, and explain that documentary films are becoming the signature mode of

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The New Chinese Documentary

posted January 4, 2011

In the introduction to her earlier, 2003 book, Documentary China: The New Documentary Movement in Contemporary China, Lu Xinyu described the movement, dated to the late 1980s, as “a new way of looking at the world from the grass-roots up; a way of clearly understanding what drives different classes to survive and what feelings they

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