The Power of Camera: Alternative Point of Views and Insights of Chinese independent Documentary Film
Open lecture with Zhang Yaxuan.
Bio: Zhang Yaxuan is a film critic and curator who has followed the development of Chinese independent film since 2000. She contributes to several publications. She has been organizing film festivals both in China and internationally. She participated in the production of the films including: Bingai (co-producer) by Feng Yan, 2007 Dans Les Decombres (co-author) with Olivier Meys, 2008 We and West not so far (executive producer) by Wen Hai, 2008-2009 Xiaomajia's universe (co-producer ) by Mao Chenyu, 2009 New Castle (executive producer) by Guo Hengqi, 2011 Fly with the crane (artistic consultant) by Li Ruijun, 2012
Zhang Yaxuan co-founded CIFA (China Independent Film Archive) in 2008 and curated its inaugural exhibition What Has Been Happening Here?---China Independent Film Documentary in 2009. In 2010 CIFA started to operate independently, as a non-profit academic organization. It continues to devote itself to the presentation and preservation of Chinese independent film in different ways, from film festivals, programming, website to archive and publication.