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Independent Chinese Cinema: Filming in the "Space of the People"

Filming Space/Mapping Reality in Chinese Independent Documentary Films

Judith Pernin


This article is a general attempt to sum up and challenge some of the issues the notion of Space raises when in contact with the Chinese independent documentary film movement. I will focus my analysis on how this concept influences the choice of topics, the roles it plays during the shooting process and how the representation of space in these films is linked to the emergence of a new documentary aesthetic and practice.

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Judith Pernin, « Filming Space/Mapping Reality in Chinese Independent Documentary Films », China Perspectives [Online], 2010/1 | 2010, Online since 01 April 2013, connection on 18 August 2019. URL :

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