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MILES APART / LA MILE DEPARTARE

Ling Lee,  UK 2011 43'

Cinematography: Ling Lee
Editing: Adam Thomas
Music: Lennert Busch
Producer: Ling Lee

Film Presentation:
La mile departare este un documentar observational care priveste, de foarte aproape, conflictul dintre generatii si culturi in China, o tara aflata in schimbare. Cu doisprezece ani in urma, Laomao si sotia lui, Meizi, si-au lasat cei doi copii la tara si au inceput o afacere la 600 de mile departare, in Beijing. Cand fiica lor, Ying Ying, li se alatura, devine evident faptul ca ea nu impartaseste etica muncii care ii defineste pe parintii ei. Frustrarea lui Meizi creste pe masura ce isi impinge fiica sa lucreze. In plus, fiul ei, Lei Lei, nu prea invata. Separarea familiilor chineze cauzata de migrare afecteaza un sfert din familiile din mediul rural, majoritatea putand empatiza cu frustrarea cauzata de munca asidua pentru copii aparent nerecunoscatori.
Festivals/Awards:
One World Media Awards 2011, Student Category
Film's Website: www.milesapartmovie.com
Director's Bio-Filmography:
Born in Berlin, I worked as Graphic Designer and Photographer before moving to Edinburgh where I graduated at Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. ? Before starting my MA in Documentary Direction in 2009 at the National Film & TV School, I worked in Scotland, Italy and Argentina as filmmaker and editor on short and feature length documentaries. My main interest is in telling human stories with a particular focus on crossover-cultures. My documentary Miles Apart has won the One World Media Award 2011 in the Student Category. ? I am now based in London where I recently finished my first commission for an Al Jazeera Witness Program, also shot in China. I am part of the Kitchen Sink Collective which I founded with seven filmmakers from the NFTS. www.underkonstrukt.com www.kitchensinkfilms.com
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