"Never Mind" Independent Film Screening VOL.12: Disorder
Release date: 2009
Running time: 58 minutes
Camera equipment: DV
In Cantonese with Chinese and English subtitles
The faster Chinese urbanization advances, the stranger peoples’ behaviors and moral standards become. The film integrates more than 20 unique urban events, such as a man who hasn’t received indemnity and is threatening suicide, a lunatic joyfully dancing in the middle of traffic, pigs running wildly on a highway, pedestrians risking their lives to cross a busy street, a conflict over counterfeit money, the discovery of a cultural relic on a construction site, a polluted river where official representatives swim, a determined laborer fishing, an escaped alligator hiding and more.
I has been collecting DV footage of various lengths from a dozen DV filmmakers for two years. I decided to make a unique city symphony, even if there is risk of being unconventional. It certainly does not like Walter Ruttmann's Berlin: Symphony of a Great City, Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera, and Godfrey Reggio's Koyaanisqatsi (life out of balance), it is not simply a combination of photogenic and scenic images and composed music, but a tapestry interweaving various sounds and events.
在两年间我收集了各种DV爱好者拍摄的素材，并决定做一部有自己风格的城市交响曲。一直以来，城市交响曲的形式的纪录片都没有展现现实的声音，象Walter Ruttmann的《柏林交响曲》、Dziga Vertov的《带摄影机的人》和Godfrey Reggio的《失去平衡的生活》。但这次，绝对不需要配乐，这部“城市交响曲”里交织着各种现实的声音和事件。