Extensive Media Coverage of Chinese Indie Docs at Melbourne International Film Festival

“Street Level Visions,” a program of independent Chinese documentaries featured in last month’s Melbourne International Film Festival, received an enormous amount of national and local media coverage in Australia. Program curator Dan Edwards has kindly assembled the various links which can be accessed here. dGenerate is proud to have taken a role in making these films available to Australian audiences.

ABC TV’s Newsline program did a report fearing interviews with Ou Ning, Wang Jiuliang and Edwards, which broadcast on Network Australia across Asia, and ABC 24 (24 hr news channel) in Australia. It was also featured on the ABC news website: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-21/unveiling-chinas-hidden-cinema/4214080

The Age, Melbourne’s broadsheet newspaper, ran an article by Edwards on Chinese independent film, and a video interview with Edwards about the MIFF program: http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/movies/diy-filmmakers-offer-rare-raw-face-of-china-20120802-23i37.html

Melbourne entertainment magazine InPress did an article on Wang Jiuliang’s Beijing Besieged by Waste, including interview quotes from Wang: http://themusic.com.au/interviews/all/beijing-besieged-by-waste-wang-jiuling/

ABC Radio Australia interviewed Edwards early in the festival: http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/program/connect-asia/independent-documentaries-give-uncensored-glimpse-into-china/993988

Radio Australia did a second interview with Edwards and Ou Ning when Ou was in Melbourne:http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/radio/onairhighlights/meishi-street-citizen-journalism-and-the-beijing-olympics/998808

SBS Radio’s Cantonese program interviewed Ou Ning while he was in Melbourne:http://media.sbs.com.au/audio/cantonese_120812_227958.mp3

Melbourne radio station Triple R interviewed Edwards during the festival : http://ondemand.rrr.org.au/player/128/201208070900

Art Space China, a blog hosted by the University of Sydney and run by Christen Cornell, ran a previously unpublished interview by Edwards with Hu Jie from 2010 to coincide with the MIFF program: http://www.artspacechina.com.au/?p=1291\

The online film journal Senses of Cinema ran a series of articles on films in the program, including an overview piece on Chinese documentaries by Edwards: http://sensesofcinema.com/2012/63/street-level-visions-chinas-digital-documentary-movement/
An interview by Edwards with Zhao Liang: http://sensesofcinema.com/2012/63/every-official-knows-what-the-problems-are-interview-with-chinese-documentarian-zhao-liang/
An article by Christen Cornell on Beijing Besieged by Waste: http://sensesofcinema.com/2012/63/the-affluent-and-the-effluent-wang-jiuliangs-beijing-besieged-by-waste/
And an article by Luke Robinson on “Meishi St”: http://sensesofcinema.com/2012/63/alternative-archives-and-individual-subjectivities-ou-nings-meishi-street/

RealTime arts magazine ran a preview article on the program just before the festival:http://www.realtimearts.net/article/109/10727