Our good friends over at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts will be screening “under the radar” documentaries from independent filmmakers based in China. When they say “under the radar” they mean stories that depict human rights abuses, stories of chaos and neglect, and of state-sanctioned deception. We have a feeling these works would not be approved by President Hu Jintao.
First things first: I am a hopeless romantic. I swoon at musicals, clutch my heart during quirky rom-coms, break out the tissues during tear-jerking scenes. That said, I accidentally-on-purpose chose to back-to-back, love-themed screenings: TAINTED LOVE (the cleverly named shorts program) and SURROGATE VALENTINE (the closing night film).