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The video: 'CONTACT'

Di Hu [China] - 10th edition
This video is an analytical montage of shots extracted from more than 60 films from the Chinese Cultural Revolution period. Contact examines the emotional climaxs when the ordinary people rise up to become the sublime subjects of Ideology by means of corporeal touch like shaking hands and hugging.
I keep every shot at its original length because the shot is the minimal unit of the cinema. When we work on such a critical subject, keeping the integrity of the shot is the least we can do, in a moral way. This video is one of a series of videos and they are not only reexaminations of the cinema of that period but also reflections of history as told through cinema.


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