Cherry droomt ervan haar thuisstad Peking in te ruilen voor het Hollandse dorpje Giethoorn, waar ze al veel over heeft gehoord en gelezen. De dag nadert dat ze met haar vriendin het avontuur tegemoet zal vliegen. Ondertussen werken de Gieterse ondernemers hard aan het cateren van de Holland Experience voor de alsmaar groeiende stroom Chinese toeristen. Hoe wordt deze authenticiteit door de één gemaakt en door de ander ervaren?
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Interview filmmaker Willem Timmers (sound level low!):
The CinemAsia Filmfestival will take place at Kriterion in Amsterdam from 1 till 6 April. Since this year, Lorna Tee is the director of this Asian filmfestival. She has extensive experience in the film industry in Asia. For example, how was her experience to work with Andy Lau?
Museums, as agents of social changes, associate with temporal and spatial contradictions. They represent the past, the modern, the “beautiful” and the “damned”, the primitive and what we see as the civilized in today’s society… When we walk into a museum, we walk into an archive of cultural memory. The exhibitions unfold the stories from different social groups often in forms of art. We enjoy visiting a museum not because of the fame of the museum itself, but may simply because of our craving for stories, as if the little child living inside us never loses the curiosity. However the stories we encounter in the museums are not all fairy-tales, as they happen to be history. So how should we, as listeners, be aware of the cultural implications behind the exhibitions? What are the experiences we could share with each other?
Today, many Chinese women decided to not follow the old life paths of their mothers or grandmothers which is often to settle down at a young age. Instead, they make their own choices to pursue higher education degree, to compete for better job positions, and to travel abroad for adventures. However, if balancing between traditional and modern values or between Western and Chinese values is often the case, what are the issues these women might need to deal with? What are the experiences they could share with each other?
Listen to CRTV about life style of Chinese girls living abroad!
Donna Chu teaches at the Chinese University Hong Kong. She is specialised in digital media, youth culture and media education. Donna Chu made the film The Vintage about the dreams of a student and his father in Hong Kong. This film was screened in the central library of Amsterdam on 11th of October.
Listen to CRTV’s with Donna Chu about her film and the current situation in Hong Kong.