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UNTITLEDdialogue 7 未命题对话: 一点新一点旧 Something Old, Something New Fundraising Party

Time: December 9th (Sunday), 16:00 – 18:00.

Location: Ran Space, 269 KENT AVE.(BTW S1 STR. and S2 STR.), BROOKLYN, NY, 11211.

The event is free to public. $5 suggested donation at the door is welcome.

The eighth event will commence with film screening of Chen's two documentaries, The Trail from Xinjiang and Sound of Vision. The event will be followed by a dialogue with the director.

The Trail from Xinjiang describes Musa and his friends, all young wanderers in He'nan province, China. Coming from Xinjiang, the Uyghur Autonomous Region on China's north-west border, they now wander around the eastern metropolis, living on no other means but one true skill they have: stealing. During China's market transition in 1990s, kidnapping became rampant in Xinjiang. Thousands of children were taken to the east to pickpocket. In the spring of 2011, Xinjiang Government vowed to take all street children back home. While tremendous attention is given to the children (under 16 years old), the streets are left with young men like Musa, who has received no formal education except for pickpocket training. Their living situation is even worsened by petty crime, durg abuse and prositution in recent years. Oscar-winning producer, Thomas Lennon serves as the creative consultant for the film. Click HERE for the official trailor.

Sound of Vision is a glimpse into one man's journey to belong: born and bred in New York, Frank Senior spends his waking and dream-swaddled hours embracing the beauty of the sleepless city he will never see. This short documentary made its premier at 2012 HotDocs, Canadian international documentary film festival and was part of a competition for the International Documentary Challenge, where it won the PBS POV Award, the Jury Award for Best Film, the Audience Award, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Use of the Experimental Genre. It is a collaborative project with four other filmmakers.

About the Artist:

Chen Dongnan lives in New York City. As a graduate from New York University, she is currently active as a journalist and an independent documentary filmmaker in both U.S.A. and China. Her works have been seen on PBS, NBC and NYC TV etc.

时间:12月9日(星期日),16:00 - 18:00.

地点:冉空间,269 KENT AVE.(BTW S1 STR. and S2 STR.), BROOKLYN, NY, 11211.

本活动免费对公众开放,建议捐款$5

第八期未命题对话将于12月9日(星期日)下午四点在冉茶社举行。本期未命题将邀请纪录片导演陈东楠放映她的两部纪录片,《偷》和《看不见的声音》,放映会后会有和导演的对话。

《偷》拍摄了蜷居在城市无光角落的一群新疆籍流浪青年。木沙和他的朋友们儿时离家,被拐卖到东部城市偷盗,从此赖以为生。他们深陷贫困、毒品缠身、染病、入狱,脑海中依旧清晰的新疆的蓝天绿野,已成为了不可归的故乡。九十年代中国市场化转型过程中,人口贩卖在新疆维吾尔自治区日益猖獗,上万计儿童被拐卖到东部大城市偷盗。“新疆小偷"一度成为一个带有地域歧视色彩的词语。2011年4月起,新疆政府联合各地公安和民政部门,发誓要”接回所有在外流浪的新疆籍儿童(16岁以下)”。该问题得到极大关注,一时间街道上鲜见新疆流浪儿童的面孔,只剩下像木沙这样的青年人。除偷盗训练外,他们没有接受过其他教育,生存状况也因为暴力犯罪、毒品交易、嫖妓、艾滋等问题日益恶化。奥斯卡最佳纪录片获奖的制片人汤列伦担任本片的创意总监,观看预告片请点击这里

《看不见的声音》是陈东楠与其他四位导演的合作项目,讲述一位盲人“看见”的纽约。跟着Frank Senior的脚步,我们一同聆听城市的脉搏,触摸人性的温软与脆弱。钢筋水泥的摩天楼与忙碌过客拥抱的纽约,被重新编码为声音、节奏、嘈杂与独白构成的交响诗。该片在2012年HotDocs - 加拿大国际纪录电影节首映,并在国际纪录片挑战赛中斩获PBS POV奖,最佳影片奖,最受观众喜爱奖,最佳摄影,最佳剪辑和最佳实验影片共六项大奖,目前在美国公共电视网播放。

关于艺术家:

陈东楠毕业于纽约大学纪录片专业,现以记者和纪录片导演身份居住在纽约和深圳。她的作品在美国公共电视、美国全国广播公司、纽约电视台都媒体播放。