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What About China? Trinh T. Minh-Ha

What About China? is composed mainly of images shot in Hi8 by filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha in 1993 and 1994 and assembled in a striking montage. Minh films the Chinese countryside, and a series of voices take turns sharing a personal experience, an excerpt of a poem, a traditional song, resulting in a reflection on China and its transformation from yesterday to tomorrow. In the continuity of a cinematographic work of great intellectual vitality since her 1982 film Reassemblage, the multidisciplinary artist and theorist questions cinema, the ethnographic approach and the construction of history through a compelling essay, as cerebral as it is tender. A true study in cinema.
- Editorial Team

Presented in collaboration with the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal (MAC)

What About China?

  • Country : United States, China
  • Year : 2022
  • V.O : English, Chinese
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 135 MIN
  • Cinematography : Trinh T. Minh-ha
  • Editing : Trinh T. Minh-Ha
  • Production : Jean-Paul Bourdier
  • Music : Wu Wei
  • Music : Renchang Fu
  • Music : Martin Lillich
  • Music : Ulrich Moritz
  • Music : Wei Wang
  • Music : Haina Jin
  • Sound Design : Trinh T. Minh-Ha
Filmography of Trinh T. Minh-Ha :

Reassemblage (1982)
Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989)
A Tale of Love (1996)
The Fourth Dimension (2001)
Forgetting Vietnam (2016)

The film’s journey :

CPH:DOX | World Premiere, New:Vision Award

San Francisco International Film Festival | Golden Gate Persistence of Vision Award

Jean Rouch Film Festival | Bartók Award

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