TWELVE HUNDRED MILES (2015, 44 minutes)

In the experimental film, Twelve Hundred Miles (2015), I juxtapose scenes of Hong Kong and Beijing shot in 2014. It exhibits my perspective as a foreign postgraduate student who is faced with a strong need to understand the intricacies within Hong Kong and mainland China relations. Interacting with the poetry of Kristian Agustin, the HK-Beijing binary is made complex and nuanced by an interspersion of thematic photo-montages from Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Macau, Zhongshan, and Suzhou. The film consciously suspends the adversarial attitude between the two to allow the collective unconscious - invoked by cinematic visualizations of culture and history - to present alternative and more inspired ways of understanding.

premiere screening

October 24, 2015 | FACINE 22: The 22nd Annual Filipino International Cine Festival, San Francisco, California.