Life in-between Screens: “The World, Two Meters Away”

Zhang, Zhen and Jiang, Jiehong and Chang, Ellen (2021) Life in-between Screens: “The World, Two Meters Away”. Feminist Media Histories, 7 (1). pp. 61-80. ISSN 2373-7492

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This conversation, originally conducted in Chinese, explores the role of films, movie theaters, screens, streaming platforms, and documentary filmmaking in China during the initial wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. Zhang Zhen and Jiang Jiehong—professors at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and Birmingham City University, UK, respectively—discuss the human rights movement prompted by state-sanctioned racist violence, feminist interventions in filmmaking practices, documentation of the pandemic in China, and tensions between state discourse and minjian (unofficial, unaffiliated, grassroots, and among-the-people) narratives.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number:
10 November 2020Accepted
10 January 2021Published
Uncontrolled Keywords: censorship, China, documentary, feminist filmmaking, grassroots, minjian, pandemic, streaming, Wuhan
Subjects: CAH19 - language and area studies > CAH19-04 - languages and area studies > CAH19-04-06 - Asian studies
CAH25 - design, and creative and performing arts > CAH25-01 - creative arts and design > CAH25-01-02 - art
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Design and Media > Birmingham Institute of Creative Arts > Birmingham School of Art
Depositing User: Lauren Walden
Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2021 16:41
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2022 16:50

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