Radio Profile of Zhao Liang’s <i>Together</i>, Playing at Hong Kong Film Festival
Together (dir. Zhao Liang)
Chinese Radio International broadcast a segment profiling Zhao Liang’s new documentary Together. The film will screen at the 35th Hong Kong International Film Festival. You can listen to the program here.
Together is a behind-the-scenes documentary of Chinese director Gu Changwei’s upcoming feature film A Tale of Magic (formerly known as Life is a Miracle), which alludes to the discrimination faced by HIV/AIDS patients in China. Zhao documented the interactions of the cast and crew as they came face-to-face with the disease during the production.
Film critic and blogger Dan Edwards discusses the film in the radio program:
“When you talk about HIV in China, it’s very easy to remain at an abstract level and not relate to what this means for individual people on a daily level… but hearing some of these stories about the gross discrimination and isolation that a lot of HIV sufferers face in China would have been quite a revelation.”
Watch Zhao Liang answer questions at the international premiere of Together at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Zhao Liang’s acclaimed feature Crime and Punishment is available in the dGenerate catalog.