<em>New York Times</em> article on the Chinese digital underground!
In the midst of Ghost Town-New York Film Festival madness, a little newspaper called the New York Times decided to spotlight the burgeoning independent Chinese film scene in last Sunday’s edition. Reporter Kirk Semple explores the nuanced relationship (or lack thereof) between underground filmmakers like Ghost Town‘s Zhao Dayong and The Other Half‘s Ying Liang, and the Chinese government requirement that all films be approved by the state-run Film Bureau.
It’s a great educational primer for anyone seeking to understand the political context and artistic environment within which all of dGenerate Films’ filmmakers operate. Throw in a choice quote from dGenerate Films’ president Karin Chien, and you’ve got a must-read and a nice victory for us and our filmmakers.