The 28th San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival
(SFIAAFF) running March 11-21, 2010 is right around the corner! Be one of the first to pick up the program guide at the official Festival Launch Party!
Chinese filmmaker Jia Zhangke (Still Life, 24 City, Unknown Pleasures) is perhaps the most significant artist working in China today. In this session, Chi-hui Yang, Director of SFIAAFF, will discuss and show clips from Jia’s films, and illustrate how his works reveal the invisible side of China’s modernization.
I’ve been thinking about the idea of suspicion lately. There is a lot to be wary about, and yet the idea of suspicion presents an infinite range of possibility – for the creation of counter-narratives and counter-cultures, for example. I would argue that there must be some slight inkling of suspicion that continues to motivate the work that CAAM does today.