"Never Mind" Independent Film Screening VOL.12: Disorder
Release date: 2009
Running time: 58 minutes
Camera equipment: DV
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
- Guest Speaker: Huang Weikai
The faster Chinese urbanization advances, the stranger peoples’ behaviors and moral standards become. The film integrates more than 20 unique urban events, such as a man who hasn’t received indemnity and is threatening suicide, a lunatic joyfully dancing in the middle of traffic, pigs running wildly on a highway, pedestrians risking their lives to cross a busy street, a conflict over counterfeit money, the discovery of a cultural relic on a construction site, a polluted river where official representatives swim, a determined laborer fishing, an escaped alligator hiding and more.
I has been collecting DV footage of various lengths from a dozen DV filmmakers for two years. I decided to make a unique city symphony, even if there is risk of being unconventional. It certainly does not like Walter Ruttmann's Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera, and Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi (life out of balance), it is not simply a combination of photogenic and scenic images and composed music, but a tapestry interweaving various sounds and events.