5 LESSONS AND 9 QUESTIONS ABOUT CHINATOWN
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION6
Director Shelly SILVER
Country USA
Year 2009
Running Time 10'
Definition/Color Color
Genre Experimental
Premier Status Asian Premiere
Introduction
You live somewhere, walk down the same street 50, 100, 10,000 times, each time taking in fragments, but never fully registering THE PLACE. Years, decades go by and you continue, unseeing, possibly unseen. A building comes down, and before the next one is up you ask yourself ‘what used to be there?’ You are only vaguely aware of the district’s shifting patterns and the sense that, since the 19th century, wave after wave of inhabitants have moved through and transformed these alleyways, tenements, stoops and shops. 10 square blocks, past, present, future, time, light, movement, immigration, exclusion, gentrification, racism, history, China, American, 3 languages, 13 voices, 152 years, 17,820 frames, 9 minutes, 54 seconds, 9 questions, 5 lessons, Chinatown.
Director
Shelly SILVER
Her filmography includes <MEET THE PEOPLE>(1986), <37 STORIES ABOUT LEAVING HOME>(1996), <SMALL LIES, BIG TRUTH>(1999), <SUICIDE>(2003), <WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR>(2004), <IN COMPLETE WORLD>(2008).