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Outcry and Whisper

트레일러 재생

WEN Hai, ZENG Jinyan, Trish McADAM

  • Hong Kong
  • 2020
  • Asian Premiere
  • 101min
  • 15 +
  • color

documentary / china / hongkong / battle for independence

SYNOPSIS

Shot over an eight-year period, Outcry and Whisper presents itself as a political manifesto for the resistance of women — be they workers, artists, intellectuals or militants — in Chinese and Hong Kong society. Their accounts shine a light on their ferocious battle for independence.

PROGRAM NOTE

Zeng Jinyan, a social activist in China, records a video diary while under house arrest. A camera, windows of the house, and digital devices are the only frames allowed to her. While big guards stand outside her house, Zeng thinks deeply about suppression against which she must stand against to live as a woman, feminist, documentarist, sociologist, activist, mother, and wife in China. Shot over eight years, Outcry and Whisper portrays co-director Zeng’s personal stories and shows faces of women engaging in their own struggles, including a performance artist who cuts her face with a razor and a worker who leads a strike against her factory. Women’s resistance is reborn in a new and creative way in their respective places all the time. The documentary is a method to record this persistent energy, vehemence, and the loneliness. The film frequently uses different cameras, cameramen, and footage with different points, and the mess and disorder caused supports the difficulty of filming in Hong Kong and China due to the control of authorities. 3D animation inserted links all figures and builds a yearn for solidarity. While watching personal stories and collective outcry, the landscape is replaced by our hardship beyond the political situation in another country. [김소미] 

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Director

  • WEN Hai

    Wen Hai studied at the Beijing Film Academy and has been active as an independent film director since 2001.

  • ZENG Jinyan

    Zeng Jinyan, scholar, writer, documentary filmmaker, is the postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University.

  • Trish McADAM

    Trish McAdam has produced three animation shorts in supporting Chinese imprisoned/house-arrested activists and their family members.

Credit

  • ProducerZeng Jinyan
  • Cast Zeng Jinyan
  • Screenwriter Zeng Jinyan
  • Cinematographer Jack HUANG
  • Editor Jack HUANG, Trish MCADAM
  • Music Gary SZE
  • Sound Joanne, Yuen Man LAU
  • Production Design Jack HUANG

WORLD SALES

ZENG Jinyan & WEN Hai Production 2020 / Jinyan Zeng / jinyanzeng@gmail.com