Documentaries by Zhou Hao screening at UCCA Beijing
Using (dir. Zhou Hao)
A former Xinhua News Agency and Southern Weekly photographer, Zhou Hao began making independent films in 2002. Among his perceptive and socially-conscious documentaries are Houjie Township (2003), about migrant workers in a Chinese export-processing zone; Senior Year (2005), about high school students preparing for the gaokao, college entrance exams; Using (2008), about a couple struggling with heroin addiction; The Transition Period (2009), about an outgoing county party secretary; and Cop Shop (2010), about a small police station next to the Guangzhou Railway Station. Zhou Hao’s films have been screened at film festivals in Amsterdam, Paris, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Yunnan, Chicago and other cities, as well as at the 2004 Shanghai Biennial and 2005 Guangzhou Triennial.
This weekend from October 29-31 the UCCA will present Zhou’s films Using, The Transition Period, and Cop Shop, with the director present to discuss his work.
Film Schedules Friday, Oct.29 19:00 Using,104 min + director Q&A Saturday, Oct.30 18:00 Cop Shop,67 min + director Q&A Sunday, Oct.31 16:00-18:30 The Transition Period,114 min + Indie Film Forum Discussion Moderator: Liu Shu (indie workshop) Guests: Zhou Hao (director); Professor Cui Weiping (Beijing Film Academy)
Details can be found at the UCCA website.
Using is distributed in North America by dGenerate Films.