Yunfest Curator Yang Kun Dies of Leukemia
It is with sadness that we report the passing of Yang Kun, a key curator of Yunfest (Yunnan Multi Culture Visual Festival, one of the key independent film festivals in China. Mr. Yang passed away from leukemia, which was diagnosed only recently.
We at dGenerate have benefitted from Mr. Yang’s fastidious promotion of Chinese independent films, as he and Yunfest helped bring many films to attention that are or will be part of our catalog. The following is a list of films in our catalog that were programmed at Yunfest, some of which made their debut there:
Before the Flood (Yunfest Competition ’05) Before the Flood 2: Gong Tan (Yunfest Competition ’09) Crime and Punishment (Yunfest Showcase ’09) Gai Shanxi and Her Sisters (Yunfest Competition ’05) Ghost Town (Yunfest Competition ’09) Meishi Street (Yunfest Participatory Visual Education ’09)
We will forever remain grateful to Yang Kun and his efforts will not be forgotten.